I can live without people, but I cannot live without books. As I was leaving to row across the Atlantic, I had to choose: I could pack a 40-pound life raft, or I could take along a modest library. I took the books and sent the life raft home. The books were more important to my well being, my survival, than a rubber raft.Now that's what I call a book lover.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
The Choice: Books or a Life Raft
vice president of Spalding University, was the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In today's Louisville Courier-Journal, McClure makes an interesting statement as the lead to her editorial piece in favor of having voters approve a new library district there. It's so unusual that I want to share it here: