History Bits - Flint, MI.

LUTHER T. FARRELL has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. He would rather be known as a Philosopher, rather than "The Sarge's Son". Michigan author Christopher Paul Curtis (website) tells another great story in Bucking The Sarge.


Bucking the Sarge is also a Michigan Notable Books selection for 2005! It is a terrific book.

Bucking the Sarge is also great to listen to on audiobook. It's read by Michael Boatman who was Carter on Spin City, among other things.
There's a great line in there that you have to hear to get the full effect:
Luther is relating an incident when he tried to quote a philospher and couldn't remember if it was So-crates or Air-is-totally (Socrates or Aristotle). After that embarassing incident, Luther always said "A great philopsher, whose name escapes me at the moment, once said . . ."