Thursday, January 15, 2015

Not Without My Father Book Review

I have  a really great book that I thought you might be interested in reading called Not Without My Father written by Andra Watkins.

Can an epic adventure succeed without a hero?  
Andra Watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. She planned to walk fifteen miles a day. For thirty-four days.  
After striking-out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested eighty-year-old father. And his gas. The sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. Sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim.  
As Watkins trudged America's forgotten highway, she lost herself in despair and pain. Nothing happened according to plan, and her tenuous connection to her father started to unravel. Through arguments and laughter, tears and fried chicken, they fought to rebuild their relationship before it was too late.  
In Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, Watkins invites readers to join her dysfunctional family adventure in a humorous and heartbreaking memoir that asks if one can really turn 'I wish I had' into 'I'm glad I did. 
My thoughts:
This is a really good story about a woman who isn't sure if she can be with her father for the length of time it will take to this hike but in the end decides to let him come and that is what starts this amazing journey!
She gets to re-acquaint herself with her 80 year old father and with him beside her, she finally understands him and can get along with him.
You will cheer her on along with her father who has a knack for helping her sell her books. People really take a shine to him and she starts to see her father in a new and totally different light. She ends up coming out of this hike with a lot more than she went into it and realizes just how lucky she was to have him as her father.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina. a non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University. she’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films.
In addition to her writing talent, Andra is an accomplished public speaker. she is the first living person to walk the 444-mile Natchez Trace as the pioneers did. her acclaimed first novel to live forever: an afterlife journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by word hermit press in 2014.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.