This week, we spoke with Circulation Specialist Myron McGhee (’95T)! Myron has been a vital part of the Pitts staff for many years managing patron accounts, overseeing item loans, and more. As a Candler MDiv graduate himself, Myron has been a source of inspiration and support for generations of Candler students.
Outside of the library, Myron is a man of many talents, from professional photography to music! Myron can not only play by ear, but also provide great reading/listening suggestions in the genre!
For this week’s Summer Reading issue, Myron suggests the audiobook Break Shot: My First 21 Years by James Taylor. The iconic singer songwriter marks the passage into his late 60s with a narrative reflection of the life experiences leading to his depiction on the cover of Time Magazine. Taylor is described as one of the most influential artists of the 1970s popular musical landscape to this day. Interspersed with song-samples from select musical influences and several original compositions that emerged from his experiences, the audiobook offers both an insightful perspective for those only casually acquainted with the artist and an “affirmation for the diehard JT fan.” Myron suggests that this recording is “perfect for a slow walk through a park wearing your COVID-19 prevention mask.”
Break Shot is currently available as a free download with sign up to Audible’s free 30 day trial at https://www.audible.com/JamesTaylor!
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