Friday, May 15, 2009

The Side-Yard Superhero (Life in Degraff: An Automythography) by Rick Neice Book Review


There are some times that I have found that I do a review and I find that it is exactly what I needed. I know that I have mentioned it before. Well this book was exactly what I needed. I have a lot going on right now- my mom is still in the hospital, lots of other things are up in the air. And I got this book and finally sat down to read it It was just what I needed. It had laugh out loud humor as well as some moments that brought a tear to my eye.

It is the automythography of Rick Neice. Neice says that an automythography is a work of nonfiction that looks reflectively at what we think we remember and how we think we remember it; an iridescent memory based upon truth and fact. That is what this is. This book is the story of Rickie (Neice) and growing up in the small town of Degraff. There are many stories that are told in the book but they all revolve around Rickie and his friend Bernie and their special friendship.

About the author:
When he was four, Rick Niece's family moved to DeGraff, Ohio, a town of 900 citizens. Life in DeGraff was good, and the lessons learned from treasured friendships still inspire him today. As president of the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, Dr. Niece and his wife, Sherée, are the proud parents of 675 students.

Check out Rick Neice's website and find out where to buy this book. I promise you won't regret it! This book is actually part of a trilogy and I can not wait to get the rest of the books!

Thanks to Family Review Network for the chance to review this wonderful book.

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