Friday, August 19, 2011

Fantastic Friday - New Book, Must Read!

If you ever talk to any of my family you will NEVER hear them say what a reader I am or how enthralled she gets into the classic books. As disappointing as it is (we have a family history of true book readers) most classics cannot grasp my attention and therefore, lose me. However, every once in a while, there is a book that I start and I cannot put down. I loved this book so much that I do have to share.

On Tuesday morning I get an e-mail from my sister-in-law that a friend's book was published and we should check it out. She sent some information about the book and it seemed to be a legit book. So I said, 'What the hey' and downloaded it. Let's just say, I read it in less than 12 hours. 304 pages. Less than 12 hours. I read it every chance I got. The book was amazing. Nothing I could write could do this justice so I'm going to copy you the summary from Amazon and let you read it. All I'm going to say is that if you are searching to have a relationship like those little old couples have that still hold hands, read this book. If you want to see an amazing bond grow between a grandma and her granddaughter, read this book. If you want to read a book about falling in love, read this book.

Here's the official summary:

"An endearing and unforgettable memoir of love, self-discovery, and enduring, old-fashioned values

Kristine Gasbarre made a New York career of dating driven, inaccessible men. When she realizes her love life will never result in happiness if she continues on the same path, she makes a big decision—relocating to Italy to discover her roots and find out what defines her adoring grandpa. But upon receiving the news of his sudden passing, she is lured away.

With nowhere left to go, Krissy returns to her small hometown for the first time in a decade to help care for her grandmother—a refined, private matriarch suffering from early dementia along with the loss of her husband. In her reluctant agreement to share the nearly lost love stories and transformative lessons from her rich sixty-year marriage, Krissy’s grandma becomes the one offering comfort as she coaches her granddaughter through the fear of loving. Grandma’s unapologetic femininity and secret giving spirit opens Krissy’s eyes about relationships, teaching her the single most important requisite for loving a man: first a woman has to learn the power of her own inner beauty. "

The book is called ' How to Love an American Man: A true story' by Krstine Gasbarre.

So if you are looking for anything to read, totally give this a shot.

Rumor on the streets about this book:
A. Better than Eat, Pray, Love (I'd have to agree, rather than flying all over the Earth, she finds herself from the wisdom of her Grandma Glo. Doesn't get much better than that for me!)
B. It's going to be a movie (read it before it's a movie!)

If you read it, let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Have a great weekend!
First 10k on Sunday! AHHHHHH.

Take it easy.

1 comment:

Julie Eates said...

I laughed and cried a this book!