This Boy’s Life is what I call a great bus book. When I don’t want my bus ride to end on my way to or from work, I know it’s a keeper. It’s a memoir about Tobias Wolff who left Florida at the age of ten with his mom and then spent a few years in the West Seattle area. In a nutshell, he had a terrible step father, he stole things, he cheated his way into boarding school and he had lots and lots of adventures with his friends that I never came close to experiencing as an adolescent. While Tobias Wolff and his friends would siphon gas from a neighbor’s car in the middle of the night so they could go for drunken joy rides, my craziest adventure is that I once spent an hour covering a friend’s car in sticky notes. In broad daylight. The goal was that when he looked outside, he would think his car had been stolen. We were successful. Jealous?
Next on the agenda is to watch the movie. I mean you really can’t go wrong with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. AmIrightoramIright?