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I Talk Slower Than I Think: An Antidote to Helicopter Parenting Paperback – August 28, 2012
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"deftly weaves absorbing stories of childhood adventures, and country comedy with family humor. He incorporates snippets of history worthy of being included in American Southern literature."
"side-splitting laughter...as well as some somber moments that draw the heartstrings tight."
I laughed until my sides ached while reading, and continued to chuckle and smile for days later as I relived Bonner's "tongue in cheek" accounts of his family life and reflected on my own childhood foibles.
by Richard R. Blake, for Reader Views 9 Nov 2012
"This autobiographical book of short stories touches the heart of those of us from Mr. Bonner's generation, and is a good illustration for younger folk of what it was like to live in simpler times...
I also could identify with...such things as being taken to the vet in a community that prized it's horses and cattle more than it did its children.
When I started the book, I'd thought I might read through the first few stories, but I couldn't put the book down. I know that Mr. Bonner must have many more stories to share...perhaps he'll do a sequel"
Dawn Edwards, Kindle Book Review
From the Inside Flap
He deftly weaves absorbing stories of childhood adventures, and country comedy with family humor through the use of Southern humor, touching anecdotes on parenting, and treasured memories of his youth. He incorporates snippets of history worthy of being included in American Southern literature.
The book is made up of 52 true short stories gleaned from the favorites repeated over and over again at family gatherings, told and retold over the years, to side-splitting laughter, unmerciful teasing, as well as some somber moments that draw the heartstrings tight. Bonner's sketches bring new meaning to the depth of family love and the joy that comes through meaningful friendships.
I laughed until my sides ached while reading, and continued to chuckle and smile for days later as I relived Bonner's "tongue in cheek" accounts of his family life and reflected on my own childhood foibles. I enjoyed the accounts of fun loving Pawpaw and Granny. They taught the boys lessons as they met the boys' mischief with their own pranks. Highlights for me were the tales motivated by "dares," driven by curiosity, or instigated out of sheer boredom.
I Talk Slower Than I Think by C. D. Bonner includes satire, side-splitting comedy, and emotionally-packed stories, of family love, loyal friendships, and a proud legacy of uncompromising ethics, and expressions of parental love.
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Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, for Reader Views
Read more: seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-I-Talk-Slower-Than-I-Think-An-4024995.php#ixzz2BuNegbqj
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Jo Wharton Heath
I Talk Slower than I Think is a nod to the good old days. Filled with southern expressions, each chapter relays an old family story passed down from previous generations. This book will have readers laughing out loud, as well as a few nodding along as they relate to certain events. Although there are some stories that are more emotional than entertaining, overall this is a feel-good book that both Southerners and Northerners can appreciate.
The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.