Once in a lifetime a book comes along that will change the course of your life, and shoot you soaring into the atmosphere with your dreams. This is not that book.
(Excerpt from the book’s back cover.)
We’ve all been there. Something ordinary happens in our life as a child, but our sheer excitement and pure emotions exaggerate it in our innocent minds. You’re granted a minor confidence boost that gives you bonafide super powers. Channeling Michael Jordan as you slam dunk into your Little Tikes basketball hoop. Your favourite toy breaks, and it is the literal END OF THE WORLD.
THAT is what this book is. True stories from childhood hilariously exaggerated as a child would see them. My relationship with books is complicated, but this is one book I simply could not put down.
I still can’t get over the part about a seemingly impossible victory in a backyard baseball game where the 11-year-old protagonist bumped chests with his brother, “instantly forming a rippling six pack.”1 I couldn’t finish the story for at least another day (but realistically, five minutes), because the laughing brought me to my knees.
If you want a book to read that will not only hold your attention, but make you laugh and reminisce at the same time, THIS IS THAT BOOK!
True Stories – We Made Up by Michael Johnson, David Beebe II, Chris Johnson
“True Stories – We Made Up” is a collection of short stories based on the lives of three authors: Michael Johnson, David Brett Beebe II, and Chris Johnson. There are mention of bears, the mark of the beast, superheroes, and maybe even a few miracles. (read more)
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