Reading Recommendations: Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations on the life of John F. Kennedy. Interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 1964. Forward by Caroline Kennedy. Introduction and Annotations by Michael Beschloss.From Forward by Caroline Kennedy "In 1964, as part of an oral History Project on the life and career of John F. Kennedy, my mother sat down with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. to share her memories and insights. Recorded less than four months after the death of her husband, they represent a gift to history and a labor of love on her part. In order to treat them with the appropriate respect, my children and I took very seriously the decision to publish them now, in connection with the Fiftieth Anniversary of my father's presidency. The moment seems right, enough time has passed so that they can be appreciated for their unique insight, yet the Kennedy presidency is still within living memory for many who will find her observations illuminating. I hope too that younger generations who are just learning about the 1960's will find these reminiscences a useful introduction to how history is made and will be inspired to give back to this country that has given us all so much."And, Homers Odyssey, A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat. Gwen Cooper.The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen's veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless cat who had been abandoned. It was love at first sight.Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or as independent as the other cats. But the Kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three pound dynamo, a tiny dare devil with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven foot bookcases with ease and leapt five foot into the air to catch flies in mid-buzz. He survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen's life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer's unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that inspired Gwen daily and transformed her life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most important lesson of all. Love isn't something you see with your eyes. A once in a lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. A memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely, are helplessly in love with a pet.One other book I'd like to mention: The G Free Diet, A Gluten Free Survival Guide with a Forward by Peter Green, MD. Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Cohost, The View.For years Elizabeth Hassel-beck couldn't pinpoint what was making her sick. She consulted doctors and nutritionists, but now one seemed to have any answers. It wasn't until she was close to starving in the Australian Outback, living off the land as a contestant on Survivor, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she identified the food ingredient that made her ill, gluten, the binding element in barley, oats, wheat, and rye. By simply eliminating it from her diet, she was able to enjoy a completely healthy, normal life.In this all inclusive diet, Hasselbeck arms you with the tools you need to start living a gluten free life. Why, did you know you might find gluten in beauty products, glue to seal mailing envelopes (do you lick to seal?) gravy, gum, gelatin products, ice cream, cookies, licorice (if not pure) coffee, tea, chips, cold cuts, soup bases, even some cheese. This book is so informative. I can't believe what I read in this book! See you at Rylander.