Whoa Susannah

Title: Can’t Make This Stuff Up
Author: Susannah B. Lewis
Publisher:Thomas Nelson
Genre: Christian Humor, Biographies & Memoir
Paperback: 224 pages

I have followed Susannah B. Lewis on Facebook for several years and she has become a favorite comedian of mine. Can’t Make This Stuff Up! is Lewis’s long awaited memoir and I downloaded the Kindle version when it became available this month. If you are looking to read a book from a gifted storyteller with a love for the South, then you’ve found it. Picture sitting on a front porch with a glass of sweet tea as Lewis shares her favorite childhood stories filled with humor, grief, loss, love and encouragement. Her writing style is genuine and warm. I related to Lewis’s early years of marriage, young motherhood and her feelings of grief.

About the Author

Susannah B. Lewis is a popular comedian, author and blogger. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and three children. Follow her on Facebook and visit her blog.

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur

Title: Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me
Author: Adrienne Brodeur
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

“As any magician knows, it is not the smoke and mirrors that trick people; it is that the human mind makes assumptions and misunderstands them as truths.” Adrienne Brodeur, Wild Game

I have always loved a good memoir and this one does not disappoint. Adrienne Brodeur was raised in Chestnut Hills, Massachusetts with all of the comforts a wealthy lifestyle affords. Brodeur adores her stepfather, Christopher, and is torn when her mother, Malabar, begins an affair with Christopher’s best friend of over 50 years. Keeping the affair hidden from her stepfather consumes Brodeur’s young life and she becomes enmeshed with her narcissistic mother.

Wild Game is a heartbreakingly beautiful account of family relationships. Brodeur writes with elegance about her childhood and her journey to find herself as an adult woman. Brodeur’s ability to view Malabar as a broken, lonely woman that shows strength in the midst of many dark times is one of the reasons this book was fought over by 14 publishers and movie rights already purchased. Wild Game will be available for purchase on October 15, 2019.

Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.