- File Size: 4388 KB
- Print Length: 209 pages
- Publisher: Schiller & Wells, Ltd., An Imprint of Stay Thirsty Publishing, A Division of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc. (September 27, 2010)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0044UHVBS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995,149 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
THE WINTER BARBEQUE Kindle Edition
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Cutugno's years of playwriting experience are clearly evident here. The book's dialog has a natural, easy flow, often humorous and touching at the same time -- the sure hand of an experienced craftsman. And he deftly takes us from familiar domestic scenes to remarkably detailed moments of his father's harrowing bombing missions during World War II.
More importantly, when you finish the final chapter, don't be surprised to find yourself exhilarated with the same sort of feeling you get when you've just left the theater knowing you've witnessed one of those unforgettable moments of emotional power you'll carry with you for many years.
"Winter Barbeque" is simply a great book.
Life is too short, just like a glass of wine. The memories we create, the people we meet and the things we do throughout our lives shape us into the persons we ultimately become. As we age, no matter how bad our hips ache or how blurry our eye-sight becomes, many of us still have the memories of a time that's passed, and the long ago experiences that are written on our very souls.
Matt Cutugno's first book, Winter Barbecue, is a story about life. Told from the view point of Cutugno's father, after whom the author was named, this memoir is a singular work of art. For Matt Sr., who is otherwise known as "Tug," life centers around fond memories of his wife Marie, memories of his World War II battles--and present day winter barbecues. A hard-working man, "Tug" has met old age and at 85 years, he knows his life is nearing its end. Throughout his last hours, memories flood his mind and times with past friends, family and acquaintances are recreated.
Written with such candor and a devoted disposition, Winter Barbecue is a marvelous recollection of the author's father and the cherished times they shared. Cutugno's words come to life with his descriptive storytelling, and his subtle humor allows for an absorbing read.
Each chapter begins with intriguing detail, such that the reader cannot help but to read on. The author's honest perspectives on life, along with his remarkable stories totally engross the reader; there's a connection with all the real-life characters.Read more ›
Author, Matt Cutugno has written a very personal, honest and revealling recollection of his family focusing directly on his father and mother. Encapsulated in a 24-hour period is a lifetime of experiences, relationships and revelations unfolded. The writing style is direct, fresh and unlike anything I've ever read; full of exquisite detail and description with a terrific sense of humor. What takes Ayn Rand 9 pages to describe, Cutugno can provide in a few words, a sentence filled with great depth and dimension. This book delivers a complete, compelling and touching story written with an economy of words and one you should experience. It will leave you wanting to see what comes next from this fine innovative author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
when you are 80+ it is all to easy to identify with this story. The many similarities to my own life is scaryPublished 21 months ago by Chaplain Stanleigh Fremont Chapin
Old guys who live long enough can identify with this insightful book. I loved it!Published 22 months ago by Dennis C. Sutherland
Read the book in one sitting even though the subject matter of growing old with diminishing capacities is emotionally draining. Very powerful tale masterfully written.Published on June 1, 2014 by Mark W
I think anyone who served time in military or armed forces would very much enjoy this one ! Enjoyed it !Published on April 22, 2014 by Mervin Yoder
Well.... It's different. It was rather sad. It was very well written though. But I do believe I could have done with out reading it. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by me
I found this in the nonfiction section and expected a memoir. This has to be a novel, an attempt at literary fiction, and not a very good one. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Loved this book.Matt Cutugno, thank you for helping me with closure! Gave me insight of what my father went thru taking care of my dear mother and his wife, Marie, who he was... Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Robert Garman
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