Sailor_and_FiddlerSince I’ve already mentioned a WWII naval officer and this newsletter focuses on taking time to reflect on the details of one’s life, Sailor and Fiddler: Reflections of a 100-Year-Old Author seemed like an appropriate book to choose for this month’s book review.

In this memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Herman Wouk reveals how he wove the details from his 100-year lifetime into his novel’s plotlines, characters, and settings. He writes about enlisting in the Navy, falling in love with his wife of sixty-six years, and writing his novels, as well as writing for Comedian Fred Allen’s radio show.

I love that in a 2012 New York Times interview, when Wouk was asked if he planned to stop writing any time soon, he answered, “What am I going to do? Sit around and wait a year?” His career and life are inspiring and the memoir is an unprecedented reflection from someone who has lived for an entire century.

Read more about the book here. If you read it, please comment below and let me know what you think!

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