Back to the Garden: The Goal of the Journey
May 14, 2011
By author: Jackie K. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication Date: 2011
I have several of Jackie's books and every one is a truly pleasant reading experience.
A true Southern Gentlemen, with the sensibilities that go along with that title, Jackie takes everyday events in his life and describes them with warmth, humor and with a little bit of wisdom thrown in there.
He extolls common sense ideals and goals to strive for. How to take a simple idea lodged in the back of your head (I could perhaps be a writer) and bring it forth and reach for that goal (I WANT to be a writer). When he mentions how he started out as a movie and book reviewer.... well, perhaps I perked up a little. :)
He laments the loss of simpler times. Times when a child would only have some croquet mallets and cuckleburry balls to entertain (and perhaps injure!) each other with in the yard all day instead of whining that the latest video game isn't pleasing.
A lovely book filled with stories that make you smile.........and think.