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“In No Particular Order” review

Just thought I’d share Cinthia Ritchie’s review of my “memoir,” In No Particular Order. She liked it!

I always appreciate Cinthia’s reviews of my books because she reads a lot. And she reads an eclectic array of books too, so when she gives a book 4.5 stars it means the book is pretty darn strong in her universe of reading.

For newer readers of What The Hell who don’t know what In No Particular Order is, over a couple of years I wrote a number of autobiographical pieces for the blog to get away from the “all about writing, all the time” model. My mind wandered from year to year, place to place, girlfriend to girlfriend, and the more I thought about appropriate moments to talk about, the more of them seemed to appear. It’s funny how the human brain works. I swear I hadn’t thought about many of these slivers of memory since they happened.

It occurred to me to compile my memoir-like pieces into one volume, and after trying vainly to find some kind of organizing principle to structure it I realized that memory shoots its moments and images at us randomly. I decided to let that randomness come through so I put them in the order, more less, in which they appeared on the blog, i.e., “in no particular order.”

Many thanks to Cinthia for a truly generous review, and you can get a copy of In No Particular Order for your own Kindle Kollection here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JMQ9HW. Guess what? It’s free!

6 comments on ““In No Particular Order” review

  1. Priscilla Bettis
    April 16, 2018

    That’s really cool. Congrats on the review! I am not too surprised, though. I read Town Father and enjoyed it. You are a talented writer.

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 16, 2018

      Why, thank you, Priscilla! I’m glad you liked it (and it was fun to write too …).

  2. loristory
    April 16, 2018

    I’ve just downloaded the book and started reading it. It may be psychologically healing for you to know that you’re not alone in this world. My little brother also decorated his bedroom wall with the contents of his nose. And I had to share the room with him!

    • Kevin Brennan
      April 16, 2018

      What a relief! My dad made me feel like I was a nose-painting pioneer … 😉

  3. Audrey Driscoll
    April 16, 2018

    A stellar review, indeed, Kevin. Congrats!

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