Title: MY PUDDLES
Subtitle: A NON-FICTION SHORT STORY
Author: THAI PECK
Genre: NON-FICTION, MEMOIR, HISTORY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY
Length: 97 PAGES
Publisher: BALBOA PRESS
Type of Book: SOFTCOVER
Received From: GOODREADS
Release Date: MAY 31, 2017
Rating: 3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐+0.5
My Puddles is a true story. It’s a short anecdote recalling a tale of growing up from childhood to the age of seventy and a woman’s journey through time, places, and self-discovery.
Neither the title, nor the description really give any information about this book.
MY PUDDLES is a memoir written by Thai Peck about her life. She only briefly remarks upon her unhappy childhood in Vietnam.
At the tender age of seventeen, she met and eventually married an Australian War Correspondant named Brian Peck. Thai had two children, a boy and a girl and despite life’s ups and downs, they remained married until the sad day in 2015 when Brian passed away.
Thai eloquently expresses just how much they loved each other in the book’s first chapter:
“In September 1968 … At Singapore airport about to board an Air Vietnam flight, among the crowd, a couple of Americans…through them I met this Australian reporter. While each man offered to carry one of my bags, only one remained faithfully carrying them through our many journeys for the rest of his life. Until one morning in April 2015 when he took his last breath in my arms. His name was Brian Peck. He was my best friend, my confidante, and my all. He brought happiness into my everyday life for 45 years.”
Besides her relationship with her husband, Thai also writes about her travels to many countries and her life as a diplomat’s wife. She candidly describes the hippocritical nature of those events – glitz and glamour on the surface, but lonliness on the inside.
I enjoyed reading about Thai Beck’s life and as a self-published book, she has done a good job. What she does need, however, is a good proofreader and editor. It is readily apparent that the memoir is written by someone whose first language is not English. There are quite a few places in this book that need to be edited.
The need for proofing and editing are significant, but by filling this autobiography with numerous photographs and copies of Thai’s paintings, the joy of reading this book increases immensely. I rate MY PUDDLES as 3.5 out of 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐ +0.5
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One thought on “MY PUDDLES – A Memoir by Thai Peck – MY REVIEW of this fascinating new Memoir.”
Thank you so much for the review and the three-and-half stars for “My Puddles”. It was very generous of you as I know I should have had my work looked at by a more learned person. Initially, I only meant it as a record for my grandchildren to learn about their grandpa when they grow up (eight altogether). I was totally ignorant about self-publishing but I am learning and hopefully, my next book will turn out a little better. 😊
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