Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
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!