My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wade Rouse takes the reader on a year-long journey through holidays large and small, sharing his experiences in his signature self-deprecating way. The book progresses from New Year’s Eve to Christmas, with stops along the way for important traditional holidays, as well as Chinese New Year, the Pez Collectors’ National Convention, and Barbie’s birthday.
Wade lets you in and gives you a glimpse of his life, his family, his foibles, his successes. His writing is deep and true, and you’ll find yourself laughing at least once during each essay, even as Wade learns life lessons and accepts his own talents and limitations.
Read this book to gain a better understanding of human nature, friendship, relationships, family and self. And laugh at each witty turn of phrase.