Things we like.
By Dave Brown (Camino Books, 352 pages)
You may not agree with Dave Brown’s assessment that “Philly fans have had the privilege of watching some of the finest athletes ever to step on a baseball diamond, football field, basketball court or hockey rink,” or the rankings of his panel of experts and “diehard” Philly sports fans. But you should enjoy the stats and flashback moments. Fan Joe Fee’s narrative on game six of the 1987 Stanley Cup finals is sure to get your heart pumping—just like it did 20
Philly Jocks:The Best Philadelphia Pro Athletes of Our Time
We Scrapples: The Main Line As It Really Was!
By Molly TenBroeck (Outskirts Press, 172 pages)
This book was penned sometime between 1950 and 1970 by the
now-deceased Molly TenBroeck, who wanted to counter stereotypes of Main Line residents as wealthy, snobby bluebloods with extravagant tastes and lifestyles. History buffs and curiosity seekers alike will appreciate the amusing anecdotes and keen social observations. Available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com, at Reader’s Forum in Wayne, and from Craig TenBroeck at (610) 687-0346.
The Fire Tower Sessions
LisaBeth Weber & Maggie Marshall (WFM Publishing)
A self-described singer/songwriter “who tries to write from the heart based on the life that revolves around all of us,” LisaBeth Weber is a keen observer—simultaneously witty, cynical, vulnerable and poignant. Her latest disc blends neo-folk and bluegrass with compelling social commentary and uplifting harmonies. The emotionally charged “Line in the Sand,” a song that asks pointed questions about the war in Iraq, was dubbed “the anthem of the decade” by Peace Talks Radio.