Monthly Archives: June 2006

Good Ol’ Ben Franklin

Okay I don’t know him, so his book is not technically listed here as one of the “books by people I know”, but since I just finished reading his autobiography I feel closer to our country’s greatest postmaster than I ever have before. Of course if I had a few more hundred dollar bills I might feel even closer, but so far that opportunitiy to surround myself with portraits of Benjamin Franklin has been frustratingly elusive. Nonetheless, Blaine McCormick’s modernization of Ben Franklin’s autobiography is a fun and instructive read.