Elephant a la Mode

An Epicurean Guide to Life

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
234 Pages
Reviewed on 03/09/2010
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Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

T. Roy Nakai was born in an American Concentration camp. He was raised with the traditions of his heritage. The past would have defeated many, but it strengthened Nakai. He was a successful student, athlete and professional. A tragedy changed his life. With the assistance of his therapist, he has accepted the lessons life offers.

Nakai’s writing style made me feel as if I were sitting across the table from him enjoying a cup of coffee. He easily shares his memories. The author has learned a lesson that we should all know; we learn from trial and error. In sharing the history of his family, he shares the history of his culture. This book has honesty that must have been painful at times to put on paper.

The title "Elephant à la Mode: An Epicurean Guide to Life" reminds me of the old adage, “how do you eat an elephant, one bite at a time.” That’s life. You take it one bite at a time. There is a lot of wisdom within the pages of this book.