Book Reviews of Comfort from a Country Quilt : Finding New Inspiration and Strength in Old-Fashioned Values

Comfort from a Country Quilt : Finding New Inspiration and Strength in Old-Fashioned Values
Comfort from a Country Quilt Finding New Inspiration and Strength in Old-Fashioned Values
Author: Reba McEntire
ISBN-13: 9780553107944
ISBN-10: 0553107941
Publication Date: 4/13/1999
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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I love Reba and enjoyed reading about her!
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This was such a good read. While reading the book you feel like you are her friend and neighbor. It's about real people that lived an ordinary life and one of them became a popular country singer. Becoming famous hasn't changed here attitude.
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Reba's story in her own beautiful voice and words. She is a "good old country" girl and totally lovable.
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A nice quick read which is inspirational about what Reba feels inspired her in her life. Some parts very funny.
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This is actually a small lightweight hardback, new. Lovers of Reba McEntyre will really appreciate this book, for its biographical glimpses of her and its inspiration.
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From Amazon.com

Through down-home storytelling, Reba McEntire offers her fans a glimpse into her personal life, as well as a healthy dose of traditional, God-lovin' values. Like a quilt, McEntire's book of country comfort is stitched from real-life material--little scraps of wisdom that miraculously piece together into a heartfelt mosaic.

Right from the start McEntire establishes herself as a "modern country woman," able to explore a spider's web with her son as deftly as she can explore the World Wide Web. Herein lies the strength of McEntire's writing, her ability to apply the old, country traditions to the more contemporary values that her readers are likely to identify with. Chapter titles such as "Tougher Than You Think," "A Mama's Way," and "Let a Smile be Your Umbrella ... but Don't Forget Your Raincoat" all allude to the grit and honey texture of this loving book of back porch inspiration. --Gail Hudson
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


From Publishers Weekly
The spunky, red-headed, platinum-selling country singer purports to offer a "country quilt" of a book, stitching together patches of humor, anecdote and inspiration. "Crazy quilt" might be a more apt description, as she juxtaposes down-home tales of tour-bus pranks and of her rodeo-riding younger days with preening portraits of her young son, Shelby, and just-hang-in-there-kid, grit-and-determination pep talks for her readers. McEntire (Reba: My Story) is at her best spinning yarns of country life, whether paying tribute to the "modern country woman" who can "kick back at the country fair, then kick off her shoes and read Vanity Fair," or recounting her daddy's hard-scrabble childhood. At a lavishly set table in Florence, Italy, "Daddy," startled to count 27 drinking glasses, explained how his family drank its water at meals when he was a child: "you got up and went over to the bucket and picked up the dipper and got a drink out of it, just like everyone else did." Her most valuableAand repeatedApiece of advice is to find what you're best at and stick with it. She may be a great success as a singer, but she says that she has no fashion sense, having grown up in a town too small for trends. So she leaves the makeup and costumes (not to mention the finances) to experts. Being a star isn't nearly as easy as it looks, she declares. So how does one make it as a country singer, or in the rodeo, or at anything else? It comes down to one thing, says Reba: "Work hard. When you're done with that, continue to work hard."
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.