Too Good to Be True: A Memoir (Amazon Publishing/New Harvest), by acclaimed novelist and journalist Benjamin Anastas is a deeply moving memoir of fathers and sons, crushing debt and infidelity, and the first, cautious steps taken toward piecing a life back together.
The memoir has already amassed a large collection of critical praise:
“Too Good to Be True is smart and honest and searching…so plaintive and raw that most writers (and many readers) will finish it with heart palpitations.”– Dwight Garner, New York Times
“The failure is real, the voice is raw, the story is haunting.” -Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom
“In this taut memoir, Anastas writes about his admittedly colossal failures and the myriad indignities of poverty, such as what it feels like to be pursued at all hours by debt collectors or having to pay tribute to a Coinstar machine just to buy food for your son. The train wreck (and it is a grisly one) isn’t the only compelling thing here, however, since Anastas can craft a world-class sentence.” – The Daily Beast, “Hot Reads”
To celebrate the launch, Anastas will be discussing Too Good to Be True with esteemed novelist Margot Livesey on October 24th, 2012 from 7-9 pm at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA.
The event is free, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
On top of the opportunity to hear from one of America’s great novelists about his newest work, we are offering a Kindle giveaway to the first 2 Good Men Project readers who sign up to attend the event via our Facebook page. We will also be selecting one commenter from this post at random to receive a Kindle reader.
To learn more about Benjamin Anastas and his memoir, Too Good to Be True, visit the following resources:
Benjamin Anastas Website: www.benjaminanastas.com
Too Good to Be True Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/toogoodbook
Benjamin Anastas’ Twitter: @benjanastas