Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Lexus and the Olive Tree at La Bodega

This blog seems to be getting updated hourly!

Here's an ad (and I don't even charge!) for my friend Fiona's book club:
Book of the Month: The Lexus and The Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman
Date: October 17th, 2005 (Monday)
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: La Bodega Lounge, Bangsar Baru
My contact: 012 3241217

We're going to be discussing globalization - this book is so superb!
When I first saw it on the shelf I was daunted by the topic but Friedman makes it understandable for the lay-don't-know-much-about-current-affairs person such as me.


10 comments:

Idlan said...

This is off tangent but you were mentioned in yesterday's Guardian's little column, which picks up blogs and what they said abt the booker prize.

:)

I'll cut it out and keep it for you if you want hehe

The Visitor said...

is it a play on the title The Gun And The Olive Branch?

that book is killer! everything you ever wanted to know about the Israel-Palestine conflict.

bibliobibuli said...

idlan - oh please please keep it for me ... can't believe this news ... was dancing round the room!

visitor - can't answer you i'm afriad, knowing neither book. maybe fiona will be along to elucidate

A-A said...

Its a good book. Very informative. Bought it some years ago in the KLCC.

Zafar Anjum said...

I have read this book. Interesing stuff on globalization. I like the anecdotes but Friedman goes and on about his visions on globalization; almost sounds repititive at times. The sequel to this volume is now available: The World is Flat. I am still waiting for the paperback edition.

dz said...

sharon, u pemes :) congratulations!

starlight said...

in the Guardian! you go girl!!!

Fiona1 said...

Hey Sharon! THanks a lot again for the promo - and also a million for your books on Africa and so happy for you about The Guardian and then the Glossies!
Friedman and globalization seemed a daunting topic for some people -a lot asked if it was ok if they didn't read the book and come. And naturally I said "Come anyway!"
Visitor :I wouldn't mind watching it if it were a play - can imagine a local playing gorbie, clinton, bush etc...

Idlan said...

I've kept a copy of the actual newspaper bit; but I'll take a picture of the column and send it to via email.

It even said you were from PJ :D

bibliobibuli said...

Idlan - thanks thanks thanks and thanks again

(did I forget to say thanks?)

I have noticed on my sitemeter that I was getting hits from the Guardian from time to time ...