When I was asked to review Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop, I hesitated. It's not the kind of book I usually read. I specifically don't read memoirs (I think this is the second time I've mentioned that in a review of a memoir). And I was never a boy growing up on a farm. I was a girl growing up in the city. So I agreed to review Life Lessons because it's not the kind of book I usually read. I wanted to know what these guys and these chickens knew that I didn't know.
However, at times it was hard to get past the lack of professional editing for this book. I was easily distracted by Patchen's excessive and sometimes inappropriate use of commas. I believe that a professional edit of Life Lessons from Grandpa and His Chicken Coop is the only thing standing in the way of this memoir becoming a major success.
My Favorite Quote:
"This may or may not also be why I slept with a pocket knife underneath my pillow for the majority of my youth--to keep those psycho chickens from making num-nums out of my nose pickers."