The Book of Charlie

  • Type: Books
  • By: David Von Drehle
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Cady B.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781476773926
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"Never one to pass up an adventure."

David Von Drehle’s book is a compilation of anecdotal stories told to him during conversations with his neighbor, Charlie White. The author surmises from these stories that Charlie's resilience is how he managed to live to 109 years of age. The author describes Charlie as having a flexibility about life, his ability to look at the changes coming and see how to make it work for him. The book has both funny and touching stories, with some historical background information added by the author. The book kept me engaged, I wanted to know what would be Charlie’s next adventure.