Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review: Gravel on the Side of the Road: True Stories From a Broad Who Has Been There By Kris Radish

I did receive a free e-copy in order to facilitate an honest review.
About the Book:

 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 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.
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My Review:
 I had never heard of Kris Radish before this book, but goodness, she has led quite the life. After reading these essays, I feel like the author is actually a long-lost friend of mine. I plan to check out her other books. Gravel on the Side of the Road was poignant and thought-provoking. I was hoping for more humor, but in the end, I was still satisfied with the book. I found it to be a nice break from my usual YA fiction or mystery thrillers. The only thing I did not like was the fact that the essays seemed to randomly jump around with noIf you're looking to live vicariously through a well-traveled friend, this one is for you!
4 out of 5 stars
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 book clubs and special literary events with groups from across the globe.

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