When rounding up quotes for this month’s Bushwick Book Club Selection, Douglas Adams’ The Hitcherhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I was immediately struck by the many passages which our timely in this election year. With each passing debate and candidate’s statement or press conference, I wonder if Adams had some sort of window into 2016 when he was writing the book. My first five picks all remind me of our currently political climate.
The rest of my picks are more light-hearted. Some are silly jokes and some are musings on happiness or the lack of happiness in one’s life. One of the best things about the book, to me, is both how silly and how reflective it is. It’s been fun to read this book now, at a time of year when people are setting resolutions and making goals, because many passages in the book focus on the characters’ dreams and wishes.
What are your favorite passages from the book? List a few in the comments and we’ll see you at the show.