Author C D Bonner Cover Illustration by Patricia Garrigus In his Southern family humor book of coming of age tales I Talk Slower Than I Think, author C D Bonner shares poignant stories and unforgettable memories of growing up in Alabama and Georgia in the sixties and seventies 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 Richard R Blake, Reader Views 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 Most of the stories will make funnybones ache, but a few will make heartstrings feel like fresh sutures Bonner s sketches bring new meaning to the depth of family love and the joy that comes through meaningful friendships In just a few of his tales, a child must dodge bobcats on the way to the bathroom he has a biscuit that is so hard firemen must remove it, and he wades through a treasure of Confederate money Listen to tales of his second cousin, twice forcibly removed Although fans of Southern humor will enjoy the flavor, growing up transcends time and place The length of these stories makes this book a perfect bathroom reader These stories remind grown ups of simpler, satisfying times and give adolescents a chance to discover the fun of exploring the wonders just outside their door These are true stories for adults and adolescents to enjoy, but trying these things at home is at your own risk Mature readers will chuckle, I remember doing that, while younger readers whisper, I wish I could try that Richard R Blake said in his review for Reader Views , 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....
|Title||:||I Talk Slower Than I Think: An Antidote to Helicopter Parenting|
|Publisher||:||C D Bonner August 28, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||138 pages|
|File Size||:||876 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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I Talk Slower Than I Think: An Antidote to Helicopter Parenting Reviews
Some of the reviews of this book emphasize the humor that it contains and there is certainly that in good measure. But I found that many of the stories were evocative and moving as well. The memoirs take us back to a simpler time and place before the intrusion of technology into the lives of children growing up. Those of us who grew up in that era can identify with most of the tales whether they are humorous or poignant. Each story can stand on its own so it is a great book to chip away at for bedtime reading. I congratulate Mr. Bonner on a job well done and would highly recommend this book.
Item as described. No complaints. Gave it as a gift, so I don't know about the read
"I Talk Slower than I Think" is a wonderful collection of tiny stories, rather like a photograph album. They're all true, and they reveal charm sometimes and warts-and-all at other times. Each one has genuine characters and makes the reader feel at home: the reader is right there in the middle of the action.
Well written stories in the southern tradition of story telling.
Delightful humorous stories. Anyone who has grown up in the South will relate to these stories. I guess it is what we would call the good old days.
This book is chocked full of adventurous times from the 60’s and 70’s of a southern family. He describes them as poor and by material standards, they probably were. I describe them as rich. They had respect for each other and were able to learn so much that doesn’t have a monetary value. How to prepare Cat Head biscuits, how to collect worms and store them until you go fishing. I’m not sure my Mother would have laughed in that situation, as his Mother did. I had many belly laughs as I read his adventures. Some of which were very dangerous and nearly caused death. I didn’t know you could lose your eyebrows by diving into a quarry from a great height. How to dig a well. My husband related to that story as he helped dig wells by shovel at the age of 13 and 14. I learned not to go fishing beside a creek when the water moccasins were coming out of hibernation and mating. That gave me chills. I’ve heard of many of these adventures of youth from my husband and friends. We were reared in much the same way. We were allowed to explore the country side and suffer the consequences of our actions. I highlighted a passage from his book, “I guess we all lose innocence a bit at a time. It just seems that we had a lot more of it to lose growing up back then.” The generation of today is missing so much but the times prevent them from having the freedom we had. This is a wonderful, nostalgic book to read. I highly recommend it.
This is a collection of stories to remind adults of every age of a simpler, more hands-on era.
When I was a child, grandma's stories about her life and times were always the best entertainment. As I started reading CD Bonner's tales of his life and times, I found the same vivid descriptions of my grandmother's stories. I was eager to continue each short story in this collection, because I knew that I was going to be entertained by someone who was passionate about observing childhood events enough to bring it back to life for a second go around for others to experience as a passionate storyteller! Just like grandma's stories, they were funny, emotional, and at times down right comical.