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Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
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Aug 14, 10

Read from August 09 to 13, 2010

I'm on page 112 and am laughing yet again. I've never read Wally Lamb's work, but this one, being Christmasy and lighthearted-looking on the cover, spoke to me when I saw it at the library. It's 1964 and the narrator is Felix Funicello, 3rd cousin to the famous Annette, and a fifth grader at a parochial school in Three Rivers, Connecticut. His stories about school, his family, the deli that his parents own and run - just warm the heart and work the stomach muscles:)The writing has to be good if I'm chuckling, giggling or guffawing every few pages. Just what the doctor ordered and I haven't even gotten to the Christmasy part yet!

The Christmasy part was as funny as the rest of the book. It's just a happy, uplifting "A Christmas Story"-type of book and thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended any time of year.
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