Thursday, September 26, 2013

Hey Baby Boomers: This book is for YOU and isn't for those who take themselves too seriously

Attention Baby Boomers: This book isn't for those who take themselves too seriously. No this book isn't for them. Not for the close-minded, no, not for them.

In Billy Crystal's, memoir, Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?, Crystal takes a humble, self-deprecating humorous look at himself, his adventures and the changes in life that we all experience both physically and emotionally.

Some Things:


Lew Alcindor aka Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Dark Chocolate.


Grand parenting.

Being on this side of the dirt.

Muhammed Ali and Howard Cosell.

The Yankees, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.

City Slickers, Beechnut and Curly.

When Harry Met Sally and "I'll have what she's having..".

New York and 9/11.

Saying goodbye and letting go.

SNL and "oh I hate when that happens" and many more...

No this book isn't for the self-centered humorless, abundantly serious people.  No this book isn't for them; It's for those of us who can stand in front of a mirror and laugh at ourselves.

Laugh at every day experiences.

Laugh at and with our religion and politics.

Laugh at and with the young, middle aged and the old.

Smile at ourselves and with one another.

..and realize we won't live forever and how joyous this life is.

So look yourself in the mirror, laugh and say...

" You look mahvelous!!"

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hits ya like a cold wind from the Big Horn mountains...

...and keeps you warm like the embers of a camp fire.

If you like William Kent Krueger, you'll love C.J. Box and vice versa.

Just finished Box's first four Joe Pickett novels, called, Open Season, Savage Run, Winterkill, and Trophy Hunt. Stunning, engaging, mysterious I dare say, endearing. That's a lot for one book, but Box delivers.

Makes you want to saddle up and go for a ride into the Wyoming canyons, pines, buttes and forests and search for the cold truth no matter how blazing it may be.

Joe Pickett Novels by C.J. Box in chronological order, left to right:

Mr. Box also writes stand alone thrillers. For more information check out his website: C.J. Box

Much like Joe Pickett,  William Kent Krueger's character, Cork O Conner, scouts the backwoods of the northern boundary waters of Minnesota. O'Connor, part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian and a former sheriff of Aurora, MN finds the truth no matter how difficult the search may be.

Krueger, like Box, writes stand alone thrillers too.  Here are his O'Conner books in order, left to right, and his website for more information: William Kent Krueger

Box and Krueger's characters are family men and are written in such a way, you'd be privileged to call them your friend and neighbor.

Happy Reading!