Book Review: My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbart

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A blend of Jack Kerouac of the beatnik generation antics and Dr. Gonzo’s Hunter Thompson antics writer Davy Rothbart mixes this style and takes the reader on an odyssey to seek true love and passion in his collection of essays in My Heart is an Idiot.

Rothbart wears his heart on his sleeve and is easy to make someone his best friend. This book is a refreshing read because of its uncanny openness and vulnerability.  Some of the stories are sad, some are happy, but they all have the common thread of this writer’s journey to discover the wonders of the world.

His dream is to become a writer and he found the secret in this profession, he simply wrote. Some of these essays have been read on the NPR show The American Life.

I must admit once I picked up the book I could not put it down, full of wondrous adventures.  How many of us wish we could leave our regular 9 to 5 job and hop a train, bus, or plane somewhere exotic.  Maybe this book will be the inspiration for us to live our dreams and find true love.

The perfect book for those who want to read stories that stir the soul.

To keep up with this author visit: http://www.myheartisanidiotbook.com/

Book facts:

My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davy Rothbart

2012 Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 308 pp

ISBN: 978-0-374-28084-0

 

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