Connections with New York City- Sort of.

I just returned from a vacation in New York City, the first time I had ever visited "the Big Apple." While we were there we attended 3 Broadway plays.

The first; Avenue Q, billed as Sesame Street for adults, or Sesame Street meets South Park, was hilarious, but definitely adult.

The second was August: Osage County, was written by Tracy Letts, It is about a dysfunctional family in Oklahoma. It must have struck a chord with me because I wondered if he was related to author Billie Letts, I did some research and found that he is in fact her son.

Jackson District library has 3 copies of the horror movie Bug written by Tracy Letts.

You may be familiar with Billie Letts as the author of Where the Heart Is. The movie starring Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd and Stockard Channing. About the pregnant teenage girl who has her baby in a Walmart. Jackson District Library has a copy of that video as well as the book. We also have copies of the Honk and Holler Opening Soon, and Shoot the Moon.

All of the books I have read by Billie Lett's have a serious side, but they also have humorous situations. I have found them touching and heartwarming. If you are looking for something new to read try Billie Letts.

We also saw Wicked, a wonderful musical that makes you feel sorry for the witch, and you will never look at The Wizard of Oz the same way again. Gregory Maquire who wrote the book Wicked the life and times of the Wicked witch of the west wrote several other books, that I am looking forward to reading:  Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister and What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy.


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I love to visit NYC. I've only been twice but each time it's been a BLAST!!! I hope to see Wicked sometime! It sounds like it was great! I hope you were able to eat in some of the wonderful restaurants! Did you visit Ground Zero? Trump Towers? Statue of Liberty? Empire State Bldg.?