Thursday, August 7, 2014

'Cause you got to have friends!


Bette Midler was right: you got to have friends! By whatever name you call them, friends play an important role in our lives. In fact, they play such an important role that in 1935, Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August National Friendship Day. 

With National Friendship Day in mind, we decided to take a look at the friends of some famous people - authors, performers, athletes and others. One place to start is a biography. When reading a biography, it is fun to find related biographies about other people, alliances and relationships in the person's life. It provides a fuller picture of the place, time and circumstances of their lives. 

To get you started (and to have some fun) here are some people who hung out together, became friends, performed together, or just knew each other from proximity. Can you identify who goes with whom?  In some cases, there’s multiple connections to a person, married couple, or family members. How many of these "buddy biographies" can you figure out? 
Stop by the Warrenton Library beginning Monday, August 11 and check out a display of biographies about many of these individuals. You can also pick up a copy of the answers to the "buddy biography quiz" above. Or watch Book Notes for answers next week. 

"My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson

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