Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gravel On The Side Of The Road by Kris Radish (with giveaway)


Gravel On The Side Of The Road
by Kris Radish

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Twitter @krisradish

Just released: July 22, 2014
Publisher: SparkPress
Genre: Essays, Memoir
Paperback: 240 pages
Rating: 3.5

A woman who worries about carrying a .38 special in her purse, nearly drowns in a desert canyon, flies into the war in Bosnia, dances with the FBI, tells Geraldo he shouldn’t put guests in hotel rooms with rats and spends time with murderers, has more than a few stories to tell.

Gravel on the Side of the Road-True Stories From a Broad Who Has Been There is a daring and revealing adventure itself.

Beloved novelist Kris Radish returns to her non-fiction beginnings with her first, but not last, book of autobiographical essays. Her writing career has spanned four decades and has included award winning newspaper work, magazine features, a national syndicated column, eleven books and enough stories and adventures to fill up many more.

Radish’s talent for telling it like it is, sharing the wit and wisdom of a life lived mostly on her own terms and her keen sense of humor are highlighted in these stories- some of them old- some of them new, but all of them a glimpse into worlds many never dare to enter. This author always lives in a world where nothing is sacred but the sweet emotions of the heart.

Kris is definitely a broad who has been there.

Zombie sighting:
Ann calls once and I slump through my days and nights like a zombie, hoping for the miracle, praying for the miracle, wishing for the miracle like I have never wished before.
-Becky Barton, page 66

My two-bits:

This is an insightful collection of stories that reflect on friends and family situations during the ups and downs of the author's life.

I found a couple interesting and amusing tidbits.

WANNA give this a try...

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  1. This book sounds like it would be very interesting and memorable. Thanks. I added it to my GR. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. This sounds really interesting! It's a shame I can't participate.

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