Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Review: Gravel on the Side of the Road by Kris Radish


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booksparks summer tour


And now for our latest read on the Summer long book reading tour:

Gravel on the Side of the Road cover

Synopsis:

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 Thereis a daring and revealing adventure itself. 

Beloved novelist Kris Radish returns to her non-fiction beginnings with her first 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 previously published, all of them offering a glimpse into worlds many never dare to enter. Kris is definitely a broad who has been there.

Review:

If you can get through this book without laughing out, frequently (especially during the chapter on child birth- I literally fell off the bed on that one I was laughing so hard!), or crying (her war tales hit close to home), good luck!  Kris' stories are brutally honest and real. You get the true essence of what happened on each escapade (I'm wanting to go in search of a certain Wong's Bar in Montana!), that you'll feel like you were right there with her, as a silent witness! This is a great book to read by the chapter, as time allows, as each offers a new look at a different human emotion and look into areas that most of us do not get access to. Add this one to your must read list this Summer.

About the Author: 

Kris Radish is the author of nine novels and two works of nonfiction. A former award-winning journalist, magazine writer, nationally syndicated columnist, waitress, worm picker, and university lecturer to name just a few of her past lives Radish is also co-owner of a wine lounge, the Wine Madonna, in downtown St. Petersburg Florida where she hosts books clubs and special literary events with groups from across the globe. Check out her website for more!

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