Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by Renee @ It’s Book Talk. This meme is an awesome way to share old favorites that were published over a year ago or even books that you’re finally reading after much time has passed. I have plenty of those to share! If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. Please link back to her@It’s Book Talk.
This Week’s Pick:
by Van Quattro
Blurb: I had a restless heart, a nasty desire to be loved, a wandering spirit and had barely been out of Glendale. London called in the form of a pretty girl and I followed. I stumbled around one of the greatest cities in the world for a year and a half. Stoned and full of wonder I found people and places that would be far beyond anything I could dream or conjure. It’s an experience that shaped who I am today. It’s about a strong sense of wanting more for my life with a bunch of LUCK thrown in.
I’ll start by saying that I love the way the book was written and the writing style. Throughout the author’s memoir I had many emotions. Sure, I found it comical at times, but mainly I felt anger and sadness. It seemed like everything was going his way one minute, and crashing down the next. I wanted to stop his reactions, but somehow understood his anger-maybe from previous experiences with my own family, etc.
I loved the music and film references. I especially enjoyed the relationships he built. In the end, I wished some things could’ve been different for him, but we don’t live in a perfect world and we all make mistakes.
I enjoyed reading about his accomplishments online after the book was finished. Now, I’d like to watch a few of the films so I can see him acting. I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys memoirs.
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- Series: Life
- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 31, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1537482009
- ISBN-13: 978-1537482002