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[Following is a volunteer review of "It's All Good: Times and Events I'd Never Want to Change" by Charles Sacchetti.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Those with a loving childhood often reminisce and share stories of growing up. Things that stood out as one of the best experiences, or learning experiences, or the best day of our life (or so we thought at the time). It seems to me the 1950s and 1960s were an idyllic time to be a child. Even if times were hard for a family on one income (as many were), if they had love, that was enough. Charles Sacchetti shares such stories from his life in It’s All Good: Times and Events I’d Never Change.

Reading memoirs is something I particularly enjoy. Sacchetti writes in a way that makes you feel like an old friend sharing memories. From stories about the sassy candy shop owner to those of his parents, you get a vision of a childhood that was full of love and built up a person of character. Streetball, baseball, crabbing, and other “all American” activities are the theme. His father’s dedication to working in the same job for over 40 years shows how our blue-collar workers helped build this country. And his mother concerned about making sure her husband had his lunch made as she headed to the hospital show how women did the same. Sacchetti’s stories warmed my heart and took me back to a simpler time if only for a few minutes each evening as I read them.

There was nothing to dislike in this book for me. I enjoyed every story and had trouble putting it down each time a read it. Some of the stories were repeats for me because I read (and enjoyed) Sacchetti’s other book Knowing He’s There. However, this was not an issue for me because the tales are good fun to read.

This book was an enjoyable easy read for anyone, but if one enjoys a memoir It’s All Good will be particularly pleasing to the reader. It is full of heartwarming personal accounts and some humor along the way. One would most likely not like this book only if memoirs or good old Americana are not their preferred genre.

Charles Sacchetti’s It’s All Good earned a 4 out of 4-star rating from me. I did not find any typos or other errors, and every story was interesting and well written with warmth. I would recommend this book to others and will likely read it myself again if I ever have a lazy afternoon to do so.

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