Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Six Inches of Partly Cloudy

Dick Goddard's book "Six Inches of Partly Cloudy" is subtitled "Cleveland's Legendary TV Meteorologist Takes on Everything - and More!" And that's entirely fitting.

David S. Glasier talked with Goddard about his book. You can read that here.

Glasier summarized Goddard's book well:
With an assist from co-writer Tom Feran, Goddard delves into the track of his long career in television, an abiding interest in weather science, war, patriotism, polarized politics, human behavior, religion and gossip. There also are plenty of stories about people he’s worked with and met in his public and private life.
“I’m eclectic,” Goddard said. “I have interests in so many things.”
Reading this book is similar to a typical conversation with Goddard. You begin in one place and make many a stop on the way to the final destination.

The entire time I was reading Goddard's book, I could hear him talking to me. I felt like I was having a conversation with my grandfather - or, rather, that my grandfather was conversing with me, telling me stories on just about everything. The conversational tone made the book easy to read, and the short sections made it easy to pick up and put down, to read just a bit at a time. The book is filled with photos, memories, quotes, illustrations drawn by Goddard, and, of course, evidence of his love of animals. If you didn't like Goddard already, his book surely will make you. Anyone who grew up watching Goddard should enjoy reading his anecdotes and stories from his life.

Interested in reading "Six Inches of Partly Cloudy"?

You can win it: Sign up this month (as in August, so by the end of today) to receive daily weather forecasts and alerts via text message from The News-Herald. Text WILWEATHER to 22700 to get started.

Check out a sample of the book below:
Ch 1 Sample SIPC

Goddard’s upcoming book signings

Sept. 10, Perry Public Library, 3753 Main St., Perry Township
Oct. 1, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 100 E. Orange St., Chagrin Falls
Oct. 22, Willoughby Public Library, 30 Public Square

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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