Saturday, November 21, 2009
Steven is having the time of his life riding around in an apple red Buick Electra. Thanks to a guy named Andy who owns the car there is plenty of good conversation. Steven meets Andy, an old friend of his dad's, during a time in his life when everything is going the wrong way. Life is a horrible struggle at home with his wife, Lindsey, and his daughter, Jennifer. This book is about a troubled man. Is it ever possible to lose control of your life, then, to gain back control or more control than you ever had in the first place? I know I've been in such a place. I think other people, the majority of people, have been there too. This is the dedication in the front of "Bo's Cafe."
"Dedicated to all the "Andys"who have been creating Bo's cafes for "Stevens" everywhere.
The book is about true friendship. I think Bo, Hank, Carlos, Cynthia and Steven are true friends because there isn't any pretense. They tell about what's truly going on in their lives without fear of rejection. It's about being authentic. What better place to learn how to shed a mask than a friendly cafe where shrimp cocktail is served on a plate.
This is a great book about putting life back together after it's crumbled like a pie thrown in the middle of the kitchen floor. It's a wonderful book where you can sit freely and think about the "real" you vs. the fearful, crying child inside of you. You can do it. After all, you have the best of friends, a lot of laughter, some tears and some anger, but it's all real. You are safe. I am safe.