Is it possible that I am the first person to tell you about Geraldine DeRuiter's new book: All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft?
If I am, then yay!
For this is a simply wonderful book, and I hope everybody finds out about it.
As anyone who has read the book (or has read her blog) knows, DeRuiter can be just screamingly funny. More than once I found myself causing a distraction on the bus, as my fellow riders wondered what was causing me to laugh out loud. Many books are described as "laugh out loud funny," but DeRuiter's book truly is.
Much better, though, are the parts of her book that aren't the funny parts, for it is here where her writing skills truly shine.
DeRuiter is sensitive, perceptive, honest, and caring. Best of all, however, is that she is able to write about affairs of the heart in a way that is warm and generous, never cloying or cringe-worthy.
So yes: you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll look at the world with fresh new eyes. What more could you want from a book?
All Over the Place is all of that.