Top positive review
I laughed, I cried, I LOVED it!
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2020
You know when a book feels like it was written just for you that you pick it up and read non-stop, as in, finish it in one sitting, wish it would never end, laugh, cry, and miss your Nana the entire time, but think how lucky you are to have such wonderful memories. This is Bess Kalb’s extraordinary NOBODY WILL TELL YOU THIS BUT ME: A TRUE (AS TOLD TO ME) STORY.
I love how Kalb approached her story. Told in the voice of her grandmother, speaking to her. From recalled conversations, voicemails, and often repeated stories. The two had the most magical, loving, and honest relationship from the day baby Bess was born. Her grandmother, known as Bobby, lived a charmed, long life, but came from humble beginnings and never forgot her roots. Bobby’s effusive sense of humor, blunt manner, and loving advice left an indelible impression on her granddaughter. Kalb captured their relationship with every bit of tenderness without sugarcoating their family’s history.
It is a gift to learn about the generations that preceded Bess and how each one influenced the next. And will continue to do so. Most of all, what a joy to bask in Bobby’s light. Thank you for sharing her, Bess.
A truly touching and moving tribute.