Plot: James's episodic collection of adventures is wonderfully entertaining and offers delightful insight into one dentist's irreverent mind. The author's profession is only one of many sources of the comedy and drama in this rollicking journey through a life that embraces the unexpected.
Prose: A wordsmith's agility with language and a comedian's easygoing wit combine to create an engaging, upbeat collection of laugh-out-loud tales.
Originality: Memoirs of dentistry may not be a popular subgenre, but James's offering challenges that. Each story is genuinely original, unexpected, and often absurd without becoming preposterous.
Character Development: James is an endearing subject of his memoir, gamely greeting adventures large and small and enhancing each with his wickedly funny inner voice. He is generous and gentle in his depictions of family, friends, and fellow travelers, making the tales of his life a most enjoyable and satisfying journey.
Blurb: James's delightful storytelling and irreverent wit come together to create an engaging, upbeat collection of laugh-out-loud tales.
Date Submitted: June 24, 2017