Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series:The Hill Country Authors Series will feature Air National Guard major MJ Hegar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the library. She is author of Shoot Like a Girl and we will be discussing her novel at the event. Please help us publicize this fund raising event and plan to join us at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St. The doors will open at 1:30 for a delicious dessert from the Red Poppy Cafe, with the talk beginning at 2 PM. Tickets will be available for $15 beginning April 2 at Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library and online at They may be purchased at the door for $18 on the day of the event.


Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. Look for the DeLorean. (Hint-it's moving quickly and is black and you're more likely to find it if you watch one of the explanatory videos that elaborates on the trailer.) If you want to, stay on the YouTube page and see lots more about Ready Player One. After all, it's a movie about the native online generation.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scratch Beginnings = opposing opinion of Nickel & Dimed

Did you see 20 20 last night? John Stossel interviewed Adam Shepard, 25, who did an experiment starting with $25 in Charleston South Carolina - and did well! He had read Nickel & Dimed in college and wanted to "discover for himself if the American Dream is still alive". He wrote a book about his experience - 'Scratch Beginnings'. I never read Nickel & Dimed, but I think I'll try Scratch Beginnings, i.e. the positive perspective.
Posted by Pam Fuchs
P.S. I posted this as a comment to Claudia's Nickel & Dimed post, but it doesn't "appear", so am posting again.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

His book created quite a bit of controversy among bloggers. I read some "comments" about it. A lot of people were up in arms because the author was healthy and educated and could easily leave the experiment if it failed, which meant his attitude wasn't equal to those in real poverty. You can read an extensive interview with the author on the blog, "Get Rich Slowly" and there are 146 comments there, too! Probably the quickest way to find it is to search for "get rich slowly" "Adam Shepard"