Just about the sweetest and most heartfelt book, I’ve read in a while – and I read a TON of memoir-ish books.
The thing is, it’s not really a memoir as much as a tribute.
Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated television writer and she uses emails, voicemails, texts that she masterfully puts together to recount her grandmother’s story and their special relationship.
Kalb’s grandmother Bobby Bell was a definite FORCE in the family and Bess expertly crafts a tough-but-tender picture.
“Bessie, if you ever finally find a lipstick that actually, certifiably looks good on you, buy twenty of them. If it gets discontinued – and it always does – you’ll never forgive yourself. Ever. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”Voice Mail, April 3, 2011 “Nobody Will Tell You This But Me – Bess Kalb
This book would make an excellent gift, especially to those who appreciate the bond between a grandmother and granddaughter.