Robert Minton Offers Memoir THE LIFE OF BOB
Starting in the time of the dumbwaiters, Eisenhower and "Hey daddy-o," Robert Minton presents an amazing kaleidoscope of the American dream in his new memoir "Mostly True Tales from the Life of Bob." As the timeline wends on to the sixties all the way to the nineties and today, the tales themselves are robustly sharp, intelligent and wholesome adventures. They are punctuated by some laugh out loud moments and create not so much a viewpoint but the changing landscape of a people's history colored by the real spirit of the American nation as observed and annotated in Minton's tales.
This anthology captures the breadth of human experience and the highs and lows of human emotions. Robert Minton, the candid, witty and thoroughly engaging narrator, guides us on a journey through the pains of growing up, the bitter-sweetness of young love, heartbreak and loss, the joys of friendship, the rigors of married life and the many other moments that make human existence more meaningful and exciting.
Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant and always compelling, "Mostly True Tales from the Life of Bob" tells a story of life in a unique voice-a testament of the power of stories. Readers will follow many issues that have confronted Americans in this book: like one's best friend who dressed up like a superhero, gets stuck in the dumbwaiter; a leader finding it hard to motivate his troops when he's bouncing off the BX9 bus and into oncoming traffic; New York legalizing topless dancing, a runaway lion and being ordered to leave the state of Illinois by noon. All of these tales, and what Robert Minton liberally treats readers in terms of the "tall tale" element is the real stuff of life as it is seen and lived. Thus the author reminisces about a cross country trip in a one of a kind hot-rod automobile, his encounters with a motorcycle gang, two guys that changed the face of the American automobile, vampires, lesbians, and a drunken game show host. To quote Minton from one of his tales in describing his book, "The music (is) loud and the laughter was louder, and by all measurable standards this party (is) a huge success."