09 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Candy Everybody Wants by Josh Kilmer-Purcell


When I bought this book I was disappointed when I got it home. It wasn’t a second memoir. I loved his first book (a memoir called I Am Not Myself These Days). It was an honest easy to read book. The author seemed like someone I wanted to hang around and have a beer with 😉

So, I get this home and it’s fiction. His first fiction book (2nd book all together). I was a little disappointed, but what the heck right… ?

I didn’t hate it. I actually kind of liked it. The author is just so… I hate to say “cute”, but his writing is, well, cute. He has a knack for making me smile and this book was no different. The 80s references – Dallasty! – Madonna – all of it, made me smile. The story was decent, it could have used a little more “oomph” here and there, but overall, it was a good first fiction book.

If you are looking for some deep literary “stuff”, keep on going, this book is not for you, but if you like your life a little fun and quirky, give it a whirl.

… I still await a 2nd memoir though – I know, he says in the back that he doesn’t have much to say, but I bet he does from where his last one left off. 🙂


Jayson Blocher is tired of worshiping pop culture; he wants to be part of it. So he’s off, accompanied by an ever-changing cast of quirky extended family members, on an extremely bumpy journey from rural Wisconsin to a New York escort agency for Broadway chorus boys, to a Hollywood sitcom set. Somewhere out there his destiny awaits—along with the discovery of first love, some unusual coincidences, a kidnapping mystery . . . and the sobering truth that being America’s sweetheart can leave a very sour aftertaste.

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