Plot/Idea: All Caps is an unconventional homage to the deeper meaning behind the hats we choose to wear. Colby chronicles his choice of hats through the years, including the style and history of each one, but his choice to reminiscence about the relationship between a particular cap and his life experiences is a novel idea.
Prose: Colby's prose is warm and inviting, styled after a comfortable conversation with a close friend, and his use of humor—and gratitude for the life he's led—is appealing.
Originality: Though the book may appeal mainly to extreme sports fans or collectors of assorted curios, this is an incredibly original—and entertaining—take on the significance of our headgear.
Character/Execution: Colby details his success in the television world but manages to remain humble and approachable throughout. The narrative reads like an exclusive on the inner workings of Colby's life, told through amusing anecdotes centered around a particular hat.
Blurb: An entertaining look at the meaning behind one man's hat collection.
Date Submitted: January 23, 2023