Gerry Boylan has some stories to tell about growing up, parenthood and life in general. In Gerry Tales: How I Lived Happily Ever After Despite Stabbing Myself in the Back, Scalding My Cojones, and Really Pissing Off My Wife During Childbirth, he shares these stories in several essays on life. (I love the subtitle of this book, by the way.) For some reason I went into this book thinking it was going to be all humor, and the first several chapters made me laugh a lot! But there are quite a few heartfelt, more serious stories about family and parenthood that I found quite endearing.
Some stories are hysterical and others are sweet recollections of family life. I really enjoyed most of the stories he told. This personal collection of stories from Boylan's life includes topics that most people will be able to relate to. I will say that the two chapters about his sons' sports experiences were the least interesting to me, but I'm sure they would appeal to anyone who is really interested in sports! On the other hand, I felt particularly drawn to the stories about his relationships with his children, and his escapades as a teenager.
Unlike most books I read, I'd actually recommend this book to men as well as women, because I think men would be able to relate even more to Boylan's stories. As a parent, I also found a lot in his stories that touched me. And the more humorous stories will make just about anyone laugh out loud ~ especially the one about his cajones!
My Rating: 3.5/5
For more information about Gerry Tales, and author Gerry Boylan, visit gerrytales.com.
Check out some excerpts from Gerry Tales.
This review was written based on a copy of Gerry Tales that I received from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists in exchange for an honest review.