- Joe Teller: A Portrait by His Kid, Teller
Being such a fan of Penn & Teller buying this book was an easy decision, but instead of learning more about Teller, the magician and the person, this book is about his parents, more specifically his father. It reads as if it’s based upon a visit that Teller made to his parents house in Philadelphia. His Pad and Mam start to bring out boxes of letters, photographs, cartoons and other artwork that has been kept over the years. This starts Joe and Irene reminiscing about their youth, Joe’s trips around the country and how they met. The book includes lots of cartoons that Joe had drawn, hoping to make a living from it, and oil paintings by both Joe and Irene. The Kid, Teller, even tries his hand at painting to see if the artistic gene has been passed down to him.
Looking back at my grandparents the only psychical records we have are albums of photographs. As far as I know none of them kept journals of any kind. When they died all their tales and experiences passed on with them. But for the next generation all they’ll need to do to find out what Uncle Carl got up to is to do a Google search or look at photos on flickr. The question is would they want to?