And then they took our power away.

From whom had we learned that?"

Roorbach's answer seems to be: Celebrities or not, we learn from the giants all around us.

LIFE AMONG GIANTS | by Bill Roorbach | 331 pages | $24.95 | Algonquin | Roorbach reads Tuesday, February 5 @ 7 pm at University of Southern Maine Bookstore, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland | February 6 @ noon at Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland | all readings are free |

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