Roberta Raves

Stories of Everyday Life Told with Humor, Insight and Compassion

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
273 Pages
Reviewed on 08/18/2022
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Author Biography

Roberta Conner grew up on a farm in Western Minnesota. She married a US career Air Force Officer and as a result traveled extensively. She had a 30-year career with the Federal Government - eventually retiring to the Coachella Valley in Southern California. She has one son and two college-age granddaughters - and is happily married to Jim.

During 2021 many of her friends and family were emotionally down and out due to Covid. Friends and family alike encouraged her to begin telling her stories as she always made people laugh. That was the birth of the Roberta Raves website which ultimately led to her publishing the book by the same name. She is grateful for the strong support of those friends and family and the many others who subscribed to her online blog - and gave her invaluable feedback as the weeks progressed. For some very funny and current Roberta Raves - please visit her website at:

Roberta's second book - Surviving Sybil - is now available on Amazon. This compelling new book tells the story of the last four years of her employment at the Internal Revenue Service. Her new boss - a black female - made work life horrific for Roberta - eventually leading to a complaint of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The pace of the action is frenetic - and the drama engaging - in this exciting new book.

    Book Review

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.