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Gerry Tales: How I Lived Happily Ever After, Despite Stabbing Myself in the Back, Scalding My Cojones, and Really Pissing Off My Wife During Childbirth Paperback – November 2, 2010
Top Customer Reviews
Gerry grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in the 1950's. Not sure why so many Irish Catholic Baby Boomers grow up with so many amusing stories, but maybe it has something to do with having so many siblings? Whatever the reason, I really enjoyed this book! None of the stories rang false, and it was a fast, fun read.
Gave this book a 4/5 as the stories were amusing, Gerry is a talented writer, and none of the stories were silly or boring. A great book if you're looking for an amusing collection of short tales.
Gerry Tales is a funny, thoughtful, and sometimes touching peruse, that holds our interest and keeps us entertained from beginning to end. It captures the joys, zaniness, trials and tenderness of life, and presents the importance of humor through it all.
I highly recommend this book. Keep the tissues at hand, because you will laugh until you cry, a time or two!
Some stories are hysterical and others are sweet recollections of family life. I really enjoyed most of the stories he told. This personal collection of stories from Boylan's life includes topics that most people will be able to relate to. I will say that the two chapters about his sons' sports experiences were the least interesting to me, but I'm sure they would appeal to anyone who is really interested in sports! On the other hand, I felt particularly drawn to the stories about his relationships with his children, and his escapades as a teenager.
Unlike most books I read, I'd actually recommend this book to men as well as women, because I think men would be able to relate even more to Boylan's stories. As a parent, I also found a lot in his stories that touched me. And the more humorous stories will make just about anyone laugh out loud ~ especially the one about his cajones!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book. Having said that, Gerry and I are from the same neighborhood and the same catholic school. So this little book has brought back some fond memories for me. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hugh
Really liked the stories Gerry tells. Very natural events and his tangents are so fun.Published 18 months ago by chris russo