Book Reviews of I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project

I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
I Thought My Father Was God And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
ISBN-13: 9780805067149
ISBN-10: 0805067140
Publication Date: 9/13/2001
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
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One night, I started to read this thinking it would be good 'bedtime material.' Each micro-memoir was like a cliffhanger that kept me turning pages. I ended up devouring half the book that first night. My pace slowed down as I came upon the darker stories in the War, Love, and Death chapters. Even the introduction is an interesting backstory about how the National Story Project started on National Public Radio. The 179 stories in this book are organized into thematic chapters (Animals, Objects, Families, Slapstick, and so on...) which serves 'mood-reading' very nicely. Very enjoyable book that keeps me coming back.
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Short true stories--a little scattered, but interesting. Would be good for a bathroom book.
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Quick bites of Americana, told through the radically diverse voices of Americans. The vast experiences, insights and coincidences leave you with a taste of reality peppered with wonder and faith. Excellent compendium.
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Excellent book.
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I have read this twice and bought copies for two friends. This is an incredible compilation of true stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you angry, etc. I would recommend it to anyone!
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Wonderful, quirky, and touching.
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Editor Paul Auster has collected a large number of mini-memoirs, ranging from a few paragraphs to a few pages in length, and organized them into sections: Animals, Objects, Families, Slapstick, Strangers, War, Love, Death, Dreams, and Meditations. The essays range from those that didn't grab me to ones that were truly delightful! It's good "bathroom reading", meaning you can open to any page and read, without having to have read what came before. It's also great for when you're waiting for an appointment or for a friend to show up. I kept it on my desk at work, for days when I'd find a few minutes to read after lunch.
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Enjoyable bedtime reading, light, anecdotal, short stories and accounts of interesting events/encounters
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I am enjoying this book. It's short stories are great for waiting rooms or just before bedtime. When I am finished I will repost.