THE EMPEROR OF ICE CREAM by Gary M. Almeter
Published March 26, 2019 by Unsolicited Press
First, Paperback, 276 pages
This book gave me so much joy. Through laser-focused, hilarious, and heart-wrenchingly honest vignettes, the author reflects on how family and geography form the core of who we are. Just as crystal clear is the love and respect Gary has for his paternal grandfather, a man who was such a monumental influence throughout his entire life. I belly laughed, wept, and found myself relating to all of the wonder, guilt, anxiety, shame, pride, love, and acceptance that bring to life this beautiful, vulnerable, and wholly impressive memoir.