We are progressives, conservatives, Catholics, Unitarians, AA, New Agers, chiefs, and Indians. We are unmarried, divorced, and married. We are ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs. We parent seventeen children. We are renters, homeowners, and land barons. We are a tribe of many truths. And we're crazy about each other.
Pieces Of Eightby Rosalie Maggio
With two years between each of them, the eight Maggio kids grew up sharing everything from their fear of wild dogs to the neighbors' watermelon patch. Pieces of Eight takes readers into a world where sibling rivalry is a joke and watching each other's backs is the norm. The anthology's sixty-plus stories from their childhood (told with hardly any exaggeration) and e-mail exchanges from today (written with hardly any humor) recount poignant situations, instructive mischief, and rewarding moments--along with a glimpse of how those eight kids turned out today. In the case of "The Exploding Toilet," three siblings each defend their version of events, leaving the reader to decide where the truth lies.
The witty, random, and loving e-mails of today reveal a surprisingly enduring sibling network that allows the eight Maggios to cheer, support, sympathize, and laugh with each other almost daily.
If you've ever wondered what other families are really like, or why some brothers and sisters stay close while others do not, Pieces of Eight: Still Best Friends After All These Years provides some clues along with an entertaining read and some guaranteed smiles.
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A funny funny book. I laughed so hard at some parts that I had tears in my eyes. Childhood stories of eight children growing up in Iowa during the 1950's reminded me of my youth and "Happy Days." Lots of fun.
Because this was written by a family that I grew up with, I was interested in reading this book. I found it clever, funny, and well worth the read. I finished it in less than a day. I