Friday, May 28, 2010

Thanks to author, Mark Munger, for his book review...

Thanks to Mark Munger, local published author of many books, for his great review of my book, Cooler Near the Lake (see below). Appreciate those kind words, Mark!

And... if you have not yet read any of Mark's books, check out his Cloquet River Press web site HERE  to find out more about this full time judge and writer. Having met his uncle, Willard Munger, I'm looking forward to reading his recent book about the life of one of our region's great legislators.

Cooler Near the Lake by Jim Heffernnan (2008; X-Comm ISBN188731734-1)
Jim Heffernan was a reporter and editor at the Duluth Herald and Duluth News Tribune for 42 years. For 34 years, he wrote a “slice of life” column that chronicled a variety of experiences, real and imagined, Jim and his family (again, real and imagined) endured. This collection of 52 (one for each week of the year, clever that) stories, a sort of “best of” compendium of Jim’s work will bring tears to your eyes (“Paul Wellstone Leaves Big Shoes to Fill”) and a smile to your face (“Calvin Griffith: Calvin at the Plate”). Short (mainly because his column had a word limit of approximately 600 words) and to the point, these stories are the perfect thing to read around a campfire on a canoe trip, before bed, or when, shall we say, “retiring to the facilities”. There’s much more to Heff than these stories but at least the best of what he had to say is preserved for us to enjoy. 
4 stars out of 5.

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