Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

I love book stores.  I especially love independent book stores.  These are businesses where the owners have a true love for their product.  They care about books because they love books.  Their business is focused on their community and the readers within it.  And they are knowledgeable about the vast area of books and authors …

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The Y in Life launched at the Troy Community Center in Troy, Michigan on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.  If you were unable to attend, the video is of my reading from the book, and a couple of questions from the Q&A session.  My son, Colin Kitchen, shot the video and the follow up photos. The …

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Did you miss the launch party for Written in the Mitten 2013: A Celebration of Michigan Writers?  It’s available now on Amazon. WRITTEN IN THE MITTEN I have three pieces published within. “With Prejudice”  (short story) “Walking Together” (personal essay) “The Word of the Day is ‘Trust’” (short story).

What’s on your bookshelf? In November, 2012, Little Brown published a collection of essays titled My Ideal Bookshelf.  It was edited by Thessaly La Force, who collected one-page essays from more than one hundred leading cultural figures on the books that mattered to them the most.  As the inside flap reads, “books that define their …

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If you are the kind of person that can lose yourself in the maze of book shelves of a book store; who cherishes the physical structure of the book with its artistic covers surrounding the thickness of pages between; who can smell the wood of the shelves you lean upon as you open one, seeing …

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“A ‘text’ existing only on a screen and in the mind is not, to me, a book. To me, it is not enough that a book is thought realized in language; it must also be language further realized in print on paper pages bound between covers. It is a material artifact, a thing made not …

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