So you think your family is 'different'? Dr. Arthur Birkby has taken the advice of many friends and written an outlandish tale of humor, love, and life in general. Dig Up My Gold, but I Won't Say Where It's Buried is a believably poignant look at this author's life through the '20s, '30s, and '40s, as his day-to-day existence alternated between glorious fulfillment and demoralizing humiliation. Even the most apparently insignificant episodes in life have often been indelibly etched on one's mind and can be beneficial when viewed in proper perspective. Dig Up My Gold, but I Won't Say Where It's Buried will keep you wanting the next treasure and the next story!
How is it possible for one man to have assembled so many members of his family who are the most unusual, iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, and diversified characters imaginable? The author has done it brilliantly and made each of his readers an extended part of his family as he introduces Grampop, Uncle Bert, Cousin Robert, and my favorite, Uncle Alfred. Birkby tells his story in a smooth-flowing manner, and this is a book that one does not want to put down until the action is complete. The story is about the maturing of the author as he leaves his disciplined childhood and serves in the infantry in World War II. Having known the author since our teenage years 60 years ago and having served with him in his army regiment, I can vouch for the clear, precise details of his army experience. Wry humor is a Birkby trait, and he uses it brilliantly in his recollections of a New Jersey boy and his growing into manhood, sharing with his readers his many life experiences. I recommend it for all ages.
Sydney Wexler, J.D.
|Publisher:||Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)|