"In 'Blue Notes' Martin Farkus comes home. Home to the Twelve Step movement that saved his life in 1981 and again in 2004. In his first book, 'When You're A Fool, ' he was estranged from the movement and therein lies the weakness of that work. Here, in the tradition of great works like the 'Pensees' of Blaise Pascal and Thoreau's journals (though Farkus would never claim to be worthy of touching the hem of those authors' garments...) are a compendium of thoughts on a wide-ranging field of subjects. And just thoughts from everyday life. Comedy, tragedy, the quotidian, something for everyone. Original thoughts and remembrances, and thoughts of great writers of past and present. A book of thoughts meant to enrich the life of the reader. Dedicated to his own mother, Dorothy Farkus, and to his heavenly Mother, Mary Immaculate, the Lady in Blue, the Queen of Heaven. So come to the feast! All are invited."