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About the Author : Rick Peoples
Rick Peoples was born to the only poor family living in an affluent town on the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts. Much to his mother’s dismay he was a “cellar-dweller”, spending much of his formative teen years in the basement, reading comic books and writing short stories and plays. He is an accomplished Human Resources professional and performance coach, and a less accomplished designer, actor, and internet ordained minister. He has been blessed with a beautiful wife of thirty years, three very talented (and smart mouthed) children and two grandchildren who walk on water. Life has brought Rick full circle, returning him to the basement once more to write his debut novel.
Putting the Dys in Dysfunctional! After enjoying more than twenty five years of peaceful and tranquil living in her little house by the golden pond, Beatrice gleefully learns that her exiled second husband, Fred, has finally dropped dead. Her euphoria and celebration plans are short lived once she realizes that since they had never divorced, it will be up to her and her adult children to clean up another one of his messes, thus dragging them all back into the manic and chaotic world that they all hoped to have left far behind.
5.0 out of 5 starsA terrific summer read.
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*****As a fellow Bostonian who grew up in the same era, this book felt like a reunion of all the sights, smells and memories of my childhood growing up in a suburb somewhere north of Boston. Times may have seemed simpler in the 70's, but real life problems still wreaked havoc on families and perhaps we just chose to forget that life wasn't as rosy as we may wish to remember. Rick Peoples balances the warm and fuzzy memories of our childhood with the darker shadows of not-so-perfect family life and the problems that follow on from the past to the present day. Told with warmth and tons of humor, both in the past and the present day, the characters are lively, smart and easy to befriend (well, most of them anyway). The book grabs your attention quickly and keeps it right to the end, making it the perfect summer read. I highly enjoyed it!.
5.0 out of 5 starsWell written book about optimism, resilience and humor
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*****The book was hard to put down. Each chapter created a picture in my mind and I felt I got to know each of the characters. At times it brought me back to my childhood. Well written and truly entertaining, this would make a great movie. The roach coach was sad and funny but also showed optimism and resilience. Loved this book!
All customer reviews have rated this book 5 stars
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