Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Miss Nude Canada’s Shoes (And Other Fiascos) is the first in a collection of memoir stories and recollections penned by author Jeff Pearson. In this first act of tales, entitled Greenhorn, we meet our author as he makes his way through the murky waters of late adolescence and young adulthood, through nine chapters which recount some of the most bizarre and chaotic experiences that happened to him in that time. Self-described as a fiasco-magnet, Pearson fumbles his way into many charming learning experiences with all different types of people in this crazy world and invites readers to look back on the nostalgia with him and learn its many life lessons together.
Author Jeff Pearson has a totally charming, witty and intelligent presence that runs through the narration of this book, making readers feel that they are in safe hands despite the crazy goings-on in the plot. The stories are genuinely larger than life and often ridiculous, but they’re just the kind of crazy that makes you relate to totally mad things which have happened in your own life, and so they’re relatable and fun in that way too. I particularly liked chapter 6, A Scientologist Cycles in the City, which was so hilarious I read it over twice. Pearson spins a yarn like a really entertaining friend would in a cozy bar, and each tale leaves you wanting more, but also adds to his journey and formation as a person overall. Miss Nude Canada’s Shoes (And Other Fiascos) is a highly recommended read for those who love a good comedic memoir.