One of my favorite books is the memoir This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. The book chronicles Wolff’s teen years while living in Concrete, Washington. I can relate to that, having grown up not far from there, but that’s not why I like the book. I like the forthrightness and honesty of the writing, and his finding humor in dark places while bringing the life of a troubled teen to life in the pages of the memoir.
I admire Mr. Wolff greatly, and his book served as something of a model for me in writing Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss.
So imagine the thrill I got today when my book sat beside This Boy’s Life on Amazon’s best-selling memoir list. I truly feel honored to be mingling in such exalted company, and I thank all of those who have supported my book and helped it achieve what I consider to be a huge compliment.
If any you have not read Wolff’s book, I recommend it highly, especially for those writing a memoir. It is a classic. Mind you, the author is not a PEN/Faulkner Award winner for nothing, albeit for a different book (fiction).
- This Boy’s Life — Amazon.com
- Dare I Call It Murder? — Website
- Dare I Call It Murder? — Facebook Page
- Dare I Call It Murder? — Amazon.com