Staff Picks - Jessica D
I was given this book as a Christmas present from an old roommate having no idea what it was about or who John Fante was. I fell in love almost instantly and maybe he made my list twice, so what?
A perfect portrayal of growing up on the Southside of Chicago, being really into punk music, making mixed tapes to listen as you drive aimlessly around your neighborhood and going to Haunted Trails every day. (Okay, maybe I like this book because I basically lived this book...)
If you're a runner and haven't read this book then you probably should. I read it while marathon training and it's stuck with me ever since.
Would you have guessed that I read this while on my move out to LA?
RUN RUN RUN as fast as you can...you can't catch me I'm the STINKY CHEESE MAN!
A wonderful collection of children's illustrators!