Alan Bressler reviews books on this blog. We kayaked on Monday and he died on Thursday. I am totally shocked and saddened.

Many of you do not know him, but I wanted to acknowledge the wonderful legacy he left. He was a a philanthropist, a devoted family man, an innovative businessman and a booklover.

He gave so much to his community, to the music world and to
those in need...but most of all he was my friend... on the water and off...I'll miss you, Alan.

THe following books were reviewed by Alan Bressler:
In One Person by John Irving
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James


  1. So sorry to hear of this loss Joyce.

  2. Thankyou so much Brian for your kind thoughts...Alan was a good friend. I loved that he was so multi faceted and truly enjoyed life to the fullest. Each day was joy for him.

  3. Alan loved the fact that he got to review Fifty Shades of Grey. I said I would use his intials..His response was "Absolutely not..Put my name on it...nothing to hide!" (This said with a mischievous smile.)
    It was an inciteful and thoughtful review... just what I expected..