Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Just Finished...

Went to bed a tad early last night so I could finish reading The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan (of Marley & Me fame). I'd almost finished it last week, but got to the point where I knew the tear your heart out part was coming up and I wanted some alone time so I could just let go and cry if I wanted to. (Stinky always laughs at me when I cry at movies, TV, books etc.)

And that's just what I did, I balled my eyes out. What a truly wonderful book. I lauged out loud and I cried out loud. What more could you ask for in a book. Being a product of the Detroit area Catholic school system myself, the stories are so vivid and real. Gosh, the pranks we used to play on some of the crazy nuns. It also was particularily poignant as a child of the 70's myself. John's description of his long frizzy hair and big bow tie on graduation day was right on. Can't tell you how many guys wore those big-ass bow ties.

(I remember once seeing Tom Hanks graduation picture. I would have sworn he was in my graduating class. He looked identical to about 4 guys from my class. But I digress...)

This book is all the more relevant fo me as we are having our 35th reunion from high school later this summer. So, I've had the old yearbooks out and have been in touch with old friends I haven't heard from in....35 years.

Anyway, I loved this book and highly recommend it. Don't let my crying deter you, I cry at Hallmark commercials.


  1. So it's your side of the family I get the crying at things like this from! :)

    Love you,

  2.'s all our fault. But I always think it gives us a deeper appreciation for all things.

  3. Another book to put on my "To Read" list. Class reunion, huh? Guess that means you'll be dieting all summer like most of us do for reunions. Except you already look thin.

  4. Just a little bit of dieting and I have already scheduled my next hair cut and highlighting to be exactly 2 weeks before the reunion. No point in not being as blonde as possible.

  5. Naturally blonde, of course. There should be some hilarious posts from you after the reunion.