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Book Title: I Talk Slower Than I Think: An Antidote to Helicopter Parenting|
The author of the book: C.D. Bonner
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Edition: C. D. Bonner
Date of issue: October 10th 2012
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Author: C. D. Bonner. Cover Illustration by Patricia Jean Garrigus.
In his Southern family humor book of coming of age tales I Talk Slower Than I Think, author C. D. Bonner "shares poignant stories and unforgettable memories of growing up in Alabama and Georgia in the sixties and seventies.
He deftly weaves absorbing stories of childhood adventures and country comedy with family humor through the use of Southern humor, touching anecdotes on parenting, and treasured memories of his youth. He incorporates snippets of history worthy of being included in American Southern literature."
--Richard R. Blake, Reader Views
The book is made up of 52 true short stories gleaned from the favorites repeated over and over again at family gatherings, told and retold over the years. Most of the stories will make funnybones ache, but a few will make heartstrings feel like fresh sutures. Bonner's sketches bring new meaning to the depth of family love and the joy that comes through meaningful friendships.
In just a few of his tales, a child must dodge bobcats on the way to the bathroom; he has a biscuit that is so hard firemen must remove it, and he wades through a treasure of Confederate money. Listen to tales of his second cousin, twice (forcibly) removed. Although fans of Southern humor will enjoy the flavor, growing up transcends time and place. The length of these stories makes this book a perfect bathroom reader.
These stories remind grown-ups of simpler, more satisfying times and give adolescents a chance to discover the fun of exploring the wonders just outside their door. These are true stories for adults and adolescents to enjoy, but trying these things at home is at your own risk.
Mature readers will chuckle, "I remember doing that," while younger readers whisper, "I wish I could try that."
Richard R. Blake said in his review for Reader Views ,
"I laughed until my sides ached while reading, and continued to chuckle and smile for days later as I relived Bonner's "tongue in cheek" accounts of his family life and reflected on my own childhood foibles. I enjoyed the accounts of fun loving Pawpaw and Granny. They taught the boys lessons as they met the boys' mischief with their own pranks. Highlights for me were the tales motivated by "dares," driven by curiosity, or instigated out of sheer boredom.
I Talk Slower Than I Think by C. D. Bonner includes satire, side-splitting comedy, and emotionally-packed stories, of family love, loyal friendships, and a proud legacy of uncompromising ethics, and expressions of parental love."
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Read information about the authorC. D. (Dean) Bonner was born and raised in rural Georgia but can claim naturalized citizenship in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and Virginia Beach, Virginia as a retired Coast Guard veteran. C. D. Bonner left the tarpaper shacks of Appalachia for a long military career, rising through the enlisted and officer ranks. He was a skilled Morse telegrapher and a calming voice during many search and rescue cases. He left a town of 300 souls to travel the world, living in Boston, New Orleans, DC, and even on the island of Guam for a couple of years.
Dean is a skilled Studebaker car mechanic, tube radio repairman and a weekend gold prospector. He is a professional narrator. His upcoming projects include recording two albums of his original comedy and writing a new compilation of short stories.
His partner PJ, a multi-talented artist, shares these same interests. Together, they travel and spend time at homes in Alabama and Virginia. His nonfiction (mostly humorous) Southern family coming of age stories collection, "I Talk Slower Than I Think" was written in his chilly "office" in the hallway of the 1885 house he and PJ are restoring in Camp Hill, Alabama.
Dean worked as a paid columnist at The Dadeville Record and is a freelance writer for Lake Magazine and for Lake Martin Living magazine.
He was a contributing editor for Lisa Ditchkoff's "The Girl with Caterpillar Eyebrows."
His personal essay, "Seeking Asylum," about visiting his mother in the asylum at Milledgeville, Georgia at age four, was a winner in the national 2013 Alabama Literary Competition (AlaLitCom). The competition run is by the Alabama Writers' Conclave.