Friday, January 14, 2011
It's hard for me to rate a memoir. Am I rating based on the author's writing, how exciting their life is or how much I like them?
I like Jay Varner. He seems like a good guy. His life isn't extraordinary. Yes, his grandfather was a pyromaniac and his father a firefighter. His father died when he was young. That's not enough to base a book on. The saving grace here is that Jay is a good storyteller. The ordinary childhood that he had was easy to relate to. Grew up in a small town, dad gone a lot for work, parent gets sick.
The best part of this book? It stirred up my own childhood memories and provided me with a nice trip down memory lane.