Monday, August 27, 2012

The All American Kidd: A Book Review

I haven't done a book review lately, and I don't think I've ever done one where I didn't receive a complimentary copy with a request to review it on my blog.

I actually purchased this book on Kindle (although it's available in paperback, too.)  The "click here to look inside" link doesn't work here, but if you click on the link at the end of my blog post, it will connect you to Amazon where you can look inside!

This is the description that appears on Amazon regarding this book:

"When President Charles Bentley Kidd is impeached and removed from office over a sex scandal with the White House pastry chef, he has no idea what the future holds for him. Then a chance meeting with a college drop-out in his new Connecticut neighborhood offers him an opportunity at redemption, through a road trip to Los Angeles to see the daughter who is now avoiding him. Along the journey west, Kidd teaches his travel companion -- a boy named Kenny Kernick who was removed from Harvard over a scandal of his own -- the art of being confident with the opposite sex, secure in himself and bold in the world. But when they arrive in Los Angeles, will Kenny thank Kidd for the lesson and go on his way, or will he try to unleash all he has learned -- on Kidd's own daughter?

Irreverent and heart-warming, funny yet poignant, All-American Kidd follows two fallen individuals -- one a former leader of the free world, the other a laughingstock of Harvard Yard -- as they rebuild their lives, characters and reputations in the face of public disgrace. As American as stealing your father's car for a road trip, All-American Kidd will leave you breathless in its scope and laughing every mile of the way.


I don't know what more I can say about The All American Kidd.  It was a raunchy, rib-tickling romp that had me laughing out loud so many times that when I finished the book, Mr. Eva grabbed my Kindle and won't give it back until he's done.  And now he's the one laughing out loud.

When I finished the book I thought of several of my blogger friends whom I know would love it:
Jayne Martin of InJayne'sWorld,    also Al Penwasser of Penwasser Place,      Pat of View From the Edge,    Midget Man of Steel of Mental Poo, and Kelly of Kelly's Breakroom.  There are more of you out there I know...If you read any of the above blogs, then you have the sense of humor that will enable you to enjoy this fun read!

It's The All American Kidd, by Rob Poulin; click here, and go check it out!  And you're welcome for the laughter it brings you!



Al Penwasser said...

Sex scandal with the White House pastry chef?
Shoulda kept his hands off her buns.

Al Penwasser said...

And I like raunchy.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Nice... Were they hot cross even?

Sue said...

Glad you enjoyed it!


A Beer for the Shower said...

I'm definitely grabbing this. This sounds right up my alley. Also, thanks for giving The Missing Link a review. Not sure if you did get it, but I'm hoping you get a kick out of my solo book. I think that might give you a good laugh as well.

Helene said...

This sounds like a great read! Gonna add it to my list of "books to be read"!!

River said...

LOL at Al Penwasser. I'll add the book to my so very long list, but I'm having trouble downloading books to my kindle lately. There's no nearby wifi connection for me to tap in to. Hmpf!

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

you had me at "sex scandal with the White House Pastry Chef.' :)
And I love most of the blogs you mentioned above, so I know I will like it. Thanks for the tip, Eva - I was looking for something for my Kindle app!!

Pat said...

I will definitely add this to my reading list! Thanks!