At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life is the title of the latest memoir by Wade Rouse. Here’s a description:
In this rollicking and hilarious memoir, Wade and his partner, Gary, leave culture, cable, and consumerism behind and strike out for rural Michigan–a place with fewer people than in their former spinning class. There, Wade discovers the simple life isn’t so simple. Battling blizzards, bloodthirsty critters, and nosy neighbors equipped with night-vision goggles, Wade and his spirit, sanity, relationship, and Kenneth Cole pointy-toed boots are sorely tested with humorous and humiliating frequency.
Pamela Fisher wrote in her The Evening News book review:
“I burned through the whole book one sunny afternoon at a lake — laughing so hard people began moving their chairs away from me.”
Wade’s funny, autobiographical style can also be enjoyed in his two previous books, Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler and America’s Boy. You can also visit the author’s website or read the author’s blog. If you live in or near Saugatuck, Michigan, you can take a writing class from Wade, and it looks like he’s also doing some book readings in Michigan and Wisconsin in the upcoming months.
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