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Monday, August 7, 2017

#Random Review: I Was A Child

Book Title: I Was A Child

Author: Bruce Eric Kaplan

Reviewed By: Lynn R.

I Was a Child is a memoir of Bruce Eric Kaplan, a cartoonist for the New Yorker and a television writer. The author randomly recalls memories from his childhood during the 60s and 70s. It was interesting that he became a television writer since he clearly had a keen interest in this from a young age. He even purchased the TV Guide with his own money and kept them like reference material. Be warned that there are also some sad parts, too.

Why you picked it up: I picked this book up because the title made me do a double take. I first thought is said, "When I Was a Child". When I realized that the title is "I Was a Child", I thought that was humorous so I flipped through it and saw the cartoon drawings. I was looking for something fun so I brought it home.

Why you finished it: The book was a very quick read. Although many of the references were from places in New York, it made me recall happy memories from my own childhood. It left me wishing for a book from someone that was a child in the Chicagoland area.

Who you would recommend it to: I would recommend this book for adults born in the 1960s. Many of the references were from New York but it still has universal appeal. Although it has cartoon drawings, some of the material is not suitable for children.

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