Beloved novelist Kris Radish returns to her non-fiction beginnings with her first, but not her last, book of autobiographical essays. Her writing career has spanned four decades and has included award-winning newspaper work, magazine features, a nationally 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.
In this bold leap back into non-fiction Radish shares stories from her life as a journalist, mother, friend, lover, young girl and sister to name just a few-and opens up her past in ways that will tranport her legion of fans to places familir, sometimes shocking, but always entertaining.
In the opening story, Jesus Drives a Thunderbird, Radish shares a hilarious and touching story about how she met Jesus one night at the gate of a Girl Scout camp. In another story, The Day They Sliced Me Open, she takes you with her right into the operating room when she gives birth to her first child-and yes, prepare to laugh and then cry. A woman who has been around the block a few times, Radish lets her readers into her life in astonishing new ways by sharing some of the unique and poignant experiences that helped shaped writing and the very lining of her own heart.
When you finish this book you will know Kris Radish in new ways and you will be begging for more.
Kris Radish is one of my favorite story tellers. She writes about strong independent women who have overcome something to find themselves living a much happier fuller life! This is a collection of stories, very different from what she, usually, writes, but also very interesting,
I’ve always loved Kris Radishes’ style of writing. She has a gift of storytelling in a way that draws me into the event with her. Just as clumsy, funny or ready as she.
Gravel is a great volume of shorts about herself, her family, ex’s, children, friends, etc..
She has led an amazing life so far and I can hardly wait for another novel from her.
And every once in a while, I’ll wonder if she still has that pink bike.