I am a bit of a book evangelist. If I am currently reading something that I am totally into I tell everyone I see about it! I guess I just get caught up in the power of books to illumenate new ideas or tell a story or articulate the complexities and simplicity of the human soul. Anyhow, this holiday season I have been reading Tinsel by Hank Stuever and I LOVE it. It provides an honest, provocative and yet tender look at what Christmas has come to mean in the subburbs--not just any subburb but in our neighboring subburb--by following three families through thier Christmas festivities for three years.