Vanity Fair

I was having trouble getting into the book Vanity Fair. I liked it a little more when I found out the real title was Vanity Fair: Novel without a Hero. The subtitle caught my attention because I always think sarcastic thoughts when Dr. Phil says “This family needs a hero” Yes, these people are on national TV yelling at each other, they are totally hero quality. I usually wait until I finish a book to review it but I read this passage about this bowl of wine that had been the undoing of Alexander the Great. I will always think of William Makepeace Thackeray as the first person to write about Founder’s Day Punch.

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