- Publisher: tereski publishing; First Edition edition (2005)
- ISBN-10: 0976432293
- ISBN-13: 978-0976432296
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,497,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Craig Kingsbury Talkin Paperback – 2005
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As for the book itself, I can not recommend it more highly. It's a magical twisting of stories from days gone by and tall tales that at times makes it difficult to tell the two apart. This is just as all great reminiscing should be told and so rarely is. It's not a single chronological telling of the man but rather a collection of stories, jokes and assorted remembrances. I started into it and could not put it down. I've also read it many times since and it still never fails to put a smile on my face and I often find myself laughing out loud. The stories remind me sometimes of those my own grandfather used to tell me when I was just a boy, the difference is my grandfather wasn't nearly the scoundrel as old Craig was! But I'm also pretty certain there was never a scoundrel the world more sorely misses. The world could use more like him though it might not be able to handle it!
I hope more people get to experience this book and I hope it is released as an e-book as well (I'd get that so I could have it with me at all times!) Order it. Read it. Laugh at the tales of a wonderful, colorful man whom I wish I could have met in person.
His daughter has gathered stories from numerous sources, and there are many photographs and even drawings by Craig. Droll tales and helpful advice on gardening problems abound. Craig was the model for Quint in the movie Jaws--salty, sharp, and very much at home in his element. Craig loved mischief, and there are great stories such as about how he stole a pig and got the priest to lie for him to the police (Craig was always the chief suspect in such things)--Craig would relate how when the policeman came by to ask about Craig's alibi, the priest was enjoying his roast pork dinner and swore that Craig had been with him the whole time. The policeman left, muttering "Stealin' pigs is bad, but gettin' a holy priest to lie for you is a real sin!"
Craig would happily entertain people of all ages from children to the elderly (as you'll find in this book). I remember when my grandmother (aged 70 or so) and some of her friends were on the Vineyard.Read more ›
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There was only one Craig Kingsbury and you'll enjoy every minute of his personality in this great book. Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by N. DiCiaccio