Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (2020)

Scout Atticus and Boo A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird To commemorate the th anniversary of Harper Lee s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures including Oprah Anna Quindlen and Tom Brokaw on how
  • Title: Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780061924071
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw on how the book has impacted their lives These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important American books of the 20th CenTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird, filmmaker Mary Murphy has interviewed prominent figures including Oprah, Anna Quindlen, and Tom Brokaw on how the book has impacted their lives These interviews are compiled in Scout, Atticus, and Boo, the perfect companion to one of the most important American books of the 20th Century Scout, Atticus, and Boo will also feature a foreword from acclaimed writer Wally Lamb.
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    1. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my very favorite all time books My copy is so tattered it s almost unreadable so I did buy the 50th anniversary edition for actual further readings My copy is a paperback copy that was originally my mother s its cover price was 60 It s one of only 4 books I ve read at least 100 times I read it for the first time when I was 12 I don t know the book verbatim, but I know many passages by heart I feel as though I have much of the book memorized The movie came out when [...]

    2. Quick read that consists of a series of interviews by famous authors and personalities about To Kill a Mockingbird Um, the authors and personalities aren t about to kill a mockingbird, they are merely going to discuss the book of that name This is why I am not a great writer There were several points that different people brought up that I hadn t considered I loved the book, that s why I have felt compelled to read everything about this book And maybe I m burning out I also got the documentary t [...]

    3. Of the 1.4 million GR ratings of To Kill a Mockingbird, one percent didn t like the book, gave it one star Unbelievable, right Don t look for interviews in this book from any of those people Twenty six people plus the author tell the stories of their connections to and recollections of the author, the book and the movie Everybody has their story about To Kill a Mockingbird Never was heard a discouraging word, and the skies were not cloudy all day.Although I have never read a fan magazine, this b [...]

    4. When I was growing up, we received a book every quarter from Reader s Digest Condensed Books For those of you too young to remember these treasures, a Readers Digest Condensed Book contained abridged versions of 4 5 recent releases and bestsellers When I was about 8 years old, in third grade, I picked up one of these volumes that contained To Kill a Mockingbird That story grabbed me and taught me about race, justice, and acceptance I saw the world completely through Scout s eyes Being the same a [...]

    5. This book was mostly a meh book for me I went in to this book thinking it was a series of essays about To Kill a Mockingbird and its effects on society In reality the book is like a series of love letters to To Kill a Mockingbird that all say or less the same thing Harper Lee was brave it s obvious Truman Capote had no part in writing it I wish there were books by Harper Lee etcI did think the author that suggested Harper Lee wasn t brave because white writers should have been writing books a [...]

    6. Strange organization first section doesn t seem to be ordered in any way, and second section seems like transcripts of interviews the author did with different people transcripts that also don t seem to follow any method of organization it s difficult to read disjointed paragraphs I m really wondering if anyone edited this book I ve really never seen such disconnected paragraphs This book is not what I thought it would be I thought it would be a collection of the author s thoughts about Mockingb [...]

    7. Writing a negative review regarding a book about my favorite book seems blasphemous Yet, here I go The author certainly has a host of credentials including the fact that she was a producer at CBS News, where she won six Emmy awards Still, because of the poor writing and editing, while reading this book I was drawn away from the story Just when I found an interesting tidbit, wham.I was frustrated by redundancy.In honor of the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, the author interviewed many [...]

    8. Sounds like a must for Mockingbird fans Later and it is I first read To Kill a Mockingbird when I was in junior high and I still have the paperback copy I bought then which cost a whopping 95 cents It s pages are very yellow so when I saw the 40th anniv edition last year in a beautiful hard cover edition I snapped it up Scout, Atticus Boo made me want to read Mockingbird again It s full of lovely essays from great writers and journalists including Wally Lamb, Scott Turow, James Patterson, Richar [...]

    9. This book had some interesting parts, however, overall it was a disappointment Murphy give away everything that her interviewies say almost quote by quote before one gets to the interviews themselves The first portion of the book mirrors the second almost verbatim I also did not find the people that she interviewed overall very interesting I loved the interview with Mary Badham, and Rick Bragg, but the rest were for the most part, with some exceptions, very predictable There is nothing new in th [...]

    10. By coincidence in the same week of the release of Go Set a Watchman and hysteria surrounding I spotted this paperback on the upper shelf of a bookcase in an assisted living community outside of Eugene, Oregon while visiting my husband s father I was conflicted about the publication of Harper Lee s earlier, apparently set aside novel and had decided not having ignored leaked information mind you that I didn t want to spoil the work that was meant to be published by reading something she d never s [...]

    11. The author created both a documentary and a book compiling the thoughts of authors, teachers and celebrities about the wonderful classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird She included everyone from Oprah to Harper Lee s own sister to the actress who played Scout in the movie The book chronicles people s favorite scenes, their questions, their first experience reading it and the reasons why they love it People all over the world have been touched by the book because of the issues it addresses and the [...]

    12. I first encountered this book when I was in Monroeville, Alabama, in July 2010 for the town s celebration of TKAM s 50th anniversary I was attending a lecture at the local community college, and this book was at my table I flipped through it and immediately read the interviews by Anna Quindlen and Oprah Winfrey The idea seemed interesting lots of interesting people s responses to TKAM plus a little history on the novel as well.For my birthday in September 2010, I received this book I didn t read [...]

    13. If you don t already love To Kill a Mockingbird, you probably wouldn t pick up this book anyway But if To Kill a Mockingbird is your book, and it is mine, then this tribute is a great read.The contributors include a mix of authors, artists, thinkers, celebrities, and residents of Monroeville, Alabama The book is nicely edited in that it shuffles these various perspectives so that if we read it in order, we move easily among these insights and emerge with a satisfying blend of ways to consider To [...]

    14. Let me start by saying I absoloutely loved this book When presented with the question in a class a few years ago asking, If the world today were like Farenheit 41 and you could opt to rebel and memorize one book to save for future societies, what would it be Without hesitation, or delay, my answer was obvious, To Kill a Mockingbird Each year I read this book at least four times as I teach it to three classes and every year I love it In honor of the 50th anniversary this book was published this [...]

    15. I guess it s not surprising that I was disappointed in this book Mary McDonagh Murphy collected reflections by numerous people on what they thought of To Kill a Mockingbird to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book s publication She talked about show much she liked the book she s read it three times.Three times I had read it that often by the time I was 12 I ve read it hundreds of times by this point It s one of the two books with which I have a relationship the other is The Chosen by Chaim [...]

    16. This books is pointless I mean, who doesn t love To Kill a Mockingbird, but I really don t think this book had much of anything to say at all The first section is just the author editor pulling quotes from the interviews you re going to read in the second half And the interviews are, I think, just transcripts, which means they re written like people speak kind of disorganized, and not very eloquent And mostly they re just like, Oh, boy, I loved this book movie Scout was fun It made me think abou [...]

    17. The first third of the book is an interesting historical essay about the writing publishing of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD which is 50 years old this year and the filming of the movie It quotes liberally from the rest of the book, a series of interview transcripts done for a documentary film with a wide variety of people connected to Harper Lee.The essay is very interesting but it harvests the best bits for the most part from the remaining interviews, which makes them less appealing The most interesti [...]

    18. so this book wasn t really all that great i didn t even finish it because it was due back at the library and i didn t think it was worth renewing basically what it made me realize is that i don t really care why other people love to kill mockingbird all i really care about is why i love it and while it was kind of interesting to hear from the people who actually knew harper lee, in the end i found the book a bit repetitive and dare i say slightly boring.

    19. This is a book of interviews conducted across the spectrum of race, gender, geographical location, occupation, and age, with people who have one thing in common To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee meant something profound to them personally, as well as on a social and literary level.Mary McDonagh Murphy tells us that the germ of this project came one day while sitting on her back porch rereading Mockingbird for the third time It is a book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of t [...]

    20. This is for sure the only time I have ever opted for a 3 star liked it , while admittedly I cried nearly 1 time every chapter However, that s a testament to TKAM, not necessarily to this book Experience TKAM for the first time again will never happen but this book was a fun vicarious approximation Hats off, Murphy.

    21. Interesting at first Got repetitive after awhile Still loved seeing the love for TKAM though This book is dated All of the interviews say that that Harper Lee never wrote another book Even though the back cover references Watchman.

    22. Sweet reflections on a perpetual classic One of my favorite entries came from Mary Badham, the child actress who played Scout.

    23. A loving homage to TKAM, but I wonder how the interviewees might change their responses after reading Go Set a Watchman.

    24. I was intrigued by this book because I do love To Kill A Mockingbird I was a little disappointed in the book though I enjoyed some of the memoirs and the insights into the life of Nelle Harper Lee that were shared by those who contributed to the book The writing style, though, was kind of rough I know the people were all interviewed in person, but I think I was still kind of expecting the chapters to be essay like Not so The chapters were written in prose, and since the text did not include the [...]

    25. I saw the documentary Hey, Boo at the Tucson art house theater The programming director frequently introduces the films and during his intro for this one, he mentioned this book, which was published during To Kill a Mockingbird s 50th anniversary year This book consists of an introduction on Harper Lee and the impact of her novel with 26 interviews of people giving their perspective on her novel and the impact it had on their lives The documentary takes pieces of this book and weaves them into t [...]

    26. Is essays and interviews based on a PBS documentary of the same name by the same author Wally Lamb writes For a lot of kids, it s the voice of Scout It s certainly not the adult voice of Jean Louise Finch It s Scout s voice James McBride writes Honesty and truth last My initial response was or less the same as how I read it now professionally The writer was very forthright and spoke with great clarity about issues that I think we have a hard time discussing even today Later, when I penned my ow [...]

    27. I enjoyed most the thinking about Mockingbird while I read what other people thought of it I guess I was not a Scout person I mean, I liked Scout, but never thought of her as the focus of the book, the main characterbut did like thinking of which was my favorite character I find I don t have a favorite of all times usually its who I connect with whenever I read the book Sometimes I need Calpurnia or Atticus most Other times, I need Jem, or Miss Maudie or even Uncle Jack If required to choose, I [...]

    28. As of this writing, a signed, first edition of arguably the greatest American novel of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird, is going for 565.00 to 1,800.00 on Ebay The fact that signed copies are so incredibly rare is not the only reason Harper Lee wrote one novel in her lifetime, and chances are, she will not be writing another one In this novel, she said what she needed to say, then stopped publishing Some would question why she did not write another Well, if you were the author of To Kill a Mocki [...]

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