I spotted the book Truck: a love story by Michael Perry several months ago in the section with the other books about pickup trucks. I eyed it with trepidation. It seemed too good to be true, a book about trucks and romance. It was bound to be disappointing. I finally couldn’t resist any longer and I am ever so glad. I flew through the book and enjoyed it so much that I have since recommended it to everyone I know. This is just a great story.
Michael Perry covers a year of his life in a small town in Wisconsin. During this year he volunteers at the fire department, does some gardening, fixes up his truck, goes on some book tours, and meets a woman. He discusses the basic day-to-day events with poignancy and humor, sprinkling the stories of his struggles, joys, and insecurities with laugh-out-loud tidbits like, “Seed catalogs are responsible for more unfilfilled fantasies than Enron and Playboy combined.” I enjoyed getting to know Perry and am looking forward to reading Coop: a year of poultry, pigs, and parenting to find out what happens next.