Friday, February 27, 2015

Life Could Be Verse by Kirk Douglas

Life Could be Verse: Reflections on Love, Loss and What Really Matters
by Kirk Douglas [Biography Douglas]

This is a slim but delightful little volume from the legendary actor Kirk Douglas. Though he has been a poet for most of his life, finding comfort in expressing himself through verse, it has been since his January 1996 stroke that Douglas has spent more time on his written words -- the stroke left it very difficult for him to speak normally. In this little volume, Douglas combines his poems with an extensive collection of photographs from throughout his lengthy career. Douglas is 98 years old at this time, and as he looks back over an unforgettable life, to share some bits of pieces with the reader, we are treated to his terrific sense of humor and can really see the joy he feels in his career and family accomplishments. There are other, more detailed, biographies of Douglas available, including his own book My Stroke of Luck, but if you're looking for a light read, filled with rare photographs, and some surprisingly touching poetry, I recommend giving this short book a try! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Scott's Reviewer Profile and more of his reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try My Stroke of Luck.]

[ publisher's official Life Could be Verse page ] | [ Wikipedia page for Kirk Douglas ]

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