Fun book recommendation of the day
Death is a big part of life and something we will all face and experience it. Whether it be our own demise or losing a loved one, the experience of death is both sobering and surreal. This book, My Dad is Dead, is a collection of related short stories that explore that dichotomy through the eyes of a kid. George Verongos turns childhood memories into fictionally enhanced tales. With one foot in memoir and the other in fiction, My Dad is Dead recounts the experiences of the author as a young boy growing up as the last of four children, and the only boy, to Greek-American parents. The story happens in the Midwest America, the breadbasket of America, during the 70s and 80s. Verongos takes the reader on a journey of preadolescence and all its trials and tribulations culminating in the sudden death of his father. If you like your accents thick, your humor dark, and your tears jerked, My Dad is Dead and Other Funny Stories is for you.