"A Catalogue of Common People" by StudioTulsa Commentator Mark Darrah
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Mark Darrah, a writer and attorney based here in T-Town who's also one of our program's longtime commentators. The son of a Methodist minister who grew up all over the Sooner State, Mark has a terrific new book out; it's a collection of personal essays called "A Catalogue of Common People," and many of the pieces in this volume were originally aired on ST. In the words of another Tulsa-based author, Michael Wallis: "Do not let the title fool you -- 'A Catalogue of Common People' is an uncommonly good book. Written by Mark Darrah in plainspoken yet compelling prose, these are the stories of people we all know and others we hope to meet. But beware! This book is as seductive as grandma's peanut brittle. Once you start reading, you won't stop. Take it from someone who knows and now craves a second helping." Also on our show today, we hear from two other ST commentators, Jeff Nix and Janet Pearson, who jointly offer a "he said, she said" critique of automated phone trees.