These Books Aren't All New??

Books are expensive. I tend to pick and review books that are both new & old. Many of these books you will be able to find on the shelves on your library as opposed to the front of your bookstore.

I believe that there are many hidden gems from years gone by & I enjoy highlighting those as well as today's best sellers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

At Least In The City Someone Would Hear Me Scream, Wade Rouse


Publishers Copy:

In this rollicking and hilarious memoir, Wade and his partner, Gary, leave culture, cable, and consumerism behind and strike out for rural Michigan–a place with fewer people than in their former spinning class.

There, Wade discovers the simple life isn’t so simple. Battling blizzards, bloodthirsty critters, and nosy neighbors equipped with night-vision goggles, Wade and his spirit, sanity, relationship, and Kenneth Cole pointy-toed boots are sorely tested with humorous and humiliating frequency.

And though he never does learn where his well water actually comes from or how to survive without Kashi cereal, he does discover some things in the woods outside his knotty-pine cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan, that he always dreamed of but never imagined he’d find–happiness and a home.

My Review:

If Jen Lancaster, Augusten Burroughs & David Sedaris had a love-child, Wade Rouse would be the result. A committed gay couple moving to Sagatuck, Michigan (a widely gay area) is not a surprise. To find them making their way in the forest, previously foreign to these city slickers, is hilarious!

These short, autobiographical stories had me laughing so hard I was crying. (I may have peed my pants a little too, but let's not dwell on that!)

If you like Lancaster, Burroughs or Sedaris, you will love this book, I promise you. Pick it up today!

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