4 out of 4 stars
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There’s A Rooster in My Bathroom is a delightful memoir by Trish Ostroski. It is a compilation of the author’s adventures while working for the Peace Corps in Eastern Europe and in various areas of the entertainment industry. The book contains her thoughts on the many experiences that she has had over the years.
The title tale references a time when the author was working for the Peace Corps in Moldova and went into the bathroom to find a rooster there. The author uses the story of the rooster to discuss how being adaptable and open to unusual situations is beneficial. Unfortunately for the rooster, it later became dinner for the house’s owner.
I really appreciate the author’s unpretentious style. The book is written in a straightforward, easy-to-read fashion and isn’t a long or arduous read.
The thing that I like best about the book is the author’s down-to-earth approach. Reading this book is like sitting down for coffee with a friend. The author is religious but does not come across as preachy. She simply tells the story of how she handled a given situation rather than telling the reader what they should or must do.
There was nothing that I disliked about this book. There are a couple of minor errors in the text, but they don’t detract from the readability of the stories. The stories are varied, ranging from tales about the author’s time in Moldova to plays that she has written and entertainment industry awards ceremonies in which she has participated.
Were the author to add more detail to her stories, this one book could easily become two books. The book is fine as it is and I am not complaining, only expressing the thought that there is more to tell should the author ever wish to expand on what she has written.
I give There’s a Rooster in My Bathroom four out of four stars. This book is a good pick for readers who enjoy memoirs and inspirational stories and who like brief books with homespun wisdom. There is no profanity, and the book does not go into detail regarding any adult subject matter. This makes the book suitable for all ages, although it is more likely to appeal to adults.
This book would not be a good choice for readers who prefer more detail in a memoir or for those readers who do not enjoy reading memoirs at all. While the book does not have a preachy approach, the author’s Christian beliefs are obviously important in her life, and readers wishing to avoid religious topics might prefer to choose a different book.
There's a Rooster in My Bathroom!
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