Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bus Stop: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not


I was lucky enough to be offered an early reader's copy of Trish Ryan's book, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: A Memoir of Finding Faith, Hope, and Happily Ever After. I rarely--rarely--read non-fiction, and I've never read a memoir, but I was enthusiastic about reading this one. Trish was one of the first commenters on my blog and always has something funny and even insightful to say. It's probably no surprise that I'm a devoted reader of her blog, which I highly recommend to anyone who might be reading this blog who hasn't stumbled over there already. (Hopefully there're some of you, because I'd like to think I'm helping Trish's viral marketing (i.e. Blogging Book Tour) through this post.

Go out and get this book.

Even as the happy-go-lucky fiction reader that I am (I don't even read much literary fiction), I highly recommend this book. It was funny, but serious--really it was seriously funny. And even though I already knew about Trish's eventual happily-ever-after, I couldn't help but be moved to shock and empathy at all she went through. I was impressed with her resilience, her determination, her faith, and her attitude. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not is an extremely readable story of how life and love can take some painfully difficult turns and still end up on the right track. Perhaps we could even say The Highway to Heaven....

7 comments:

Lucy said...

With such a glowing recommendation as that, how can we not pick up a copy? Thanks for the tip. :)

Kate Diamond said...

Sounds like a good book and (based on that cover) looks like a good one, too.

Vicki said...

I don't normally read memoir books either, but after your review of this, I'm thinking this is the one that I will love reading.

Thanks for sharing it with us, and I'm on my way to check it out. :)

Liza said...

I'm not one to read memoir books either, but think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the recommendation.

~Virginia~ said...

i've got both trish's and your "pursuits" books in my to-be-read stack!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That's great, Virginia!
You know mine's not a memoir, right? ;)

Catherine Avril Morris said...

Ooh, la, that book looks good. Can't wait to check it out.