Monday, March 15, 2010

Roger Ebert: The Essential Man

I’d like to recommend some reading if you'll allow me to do so. In its latest issue, Esquire features a piece on Roger Ebert written by Chris Jones. The writing is high caliber—a facet that I’ve come to expect from Esquire. The article covers the past few years in the revered film critic’s life. It illuminates his hardship in losing his voice and ability to eat or drink yet the story is not over romanticized. It does not need to be. I have substantial personal reaction and rumination on this piece but for fear of diluting it with my own ramble, I’ll keep it moving. You can read it in the current issue (it has Leonardo Dicaprio on the cover) or on Esquire’s website.

- Bert Geyer

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