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BOOK: Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Says Good-Bye
AUTHOR: Bob Morris
DISCUSSION DATE: July 26, 2016, 7 pm
LOCATION: Book Revue, 313 New York Ave, Huntington, NY
About Bobby Wonderful:
His mother’s last word was his name. His father’s was “Wonderful.” Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption.
Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always a perfect son. When he finds his parents approaching the end of their lives, he begins to see his relationship to them in a whole new light and it changes his way of thinking.
How does an adult child with flaws and limitations figure out how to do his best for his ailing parents while still carrying on and enjoying his own life? And when their final days on earth come, how can he give them the best possible end?
In the tradition of bestselling memoirs by Christopher Buckley, Joan Didion, and with a dash of David Sedaris, BOBBY WONDERFUL recounts two poignant deaths and one family’s struggle to find the silver lining in them. As accessible as he is insightful, Bob Morris infuses each moment of his profound emotional journey with dark comedy, spiritual inquiry and brutally honest self-examination. This is a little book. But it captures a big and universal experience.
About the Author:
Bob Morris is the author of the memoirs Bobby Wonderful and Assisted Loving, which received honors from the American Library Association, Lambda Literary Awards and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. He also collaborated with actress Diahann Carroll on her award-winning memoir, The Legs Are the Last to Go. His picture books include Crispin the Terrible, Delia at the Delano and The Blue Jean. A frequent contributor to the New York Times Styles section and other publications including Elle, New York, Avenue and Town and Country, he has also been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered. His plays, including The Reluctant Wingman premiering at Capitol Rep in 2017, have been produced off Broadway. He is a graduate of Brown University with a Masters in Creative Writing from Stony Brook Southampton.
Note: Book Revue offers a 20% discount on this book purchase. Be sure to mention Long Island LitFest Book Club.
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