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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Roberta Raves: Stories of Everyday Life Told with Humor, Insight and Compassion is a work of non-fiction in the slice of life and memoir subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by Roberta Conner. The idea for the work came about during the period of intense isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, at which point the author began to develop her gift for storytelling and injecting humor and positivity into her work. What results is a delightful collection of everyday observations, tales, and ideas that people from all walks of life can relate to and gain a great deal of joy from.
One of the wonderful things about the organization of this book is that you can pick it up just for five or ten minutes and experience a short slice of life to bring a smile to your face anytime you need a pick-me-up. Roberta Conner has crafted 52 delightfully penned moments in time that bring different ideas to the table for readers to consider, from marriage and family to more dicey topics like deception, self-doubt, and introspection. In every case, the author’s natural gift for humor comes through loud and clear, and the narration is delivered in such a smooth and conversational style that it feels as though you’re sitting with a dear friend as she recounts her latest news for you. I would not hesitate to recommend Roberta Raves to readers seeking an easy-to-access and highly enjoyable non-fiction read.