The Model T in Me

Non-Fiction - Motivational
92 Pages
Reviewed on 11/22/2016
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Author Biography

Sarah grew up in Everett, WA near the city of Lake Stevens. Her father had a passion for the Model T Ford, and while Sarah was growing up he restored a 1927 Model T Touring. He took her and her friends for rides, and he loved to do parades. Most of all he loved talking to people and sharing his love for the Model T. Her dad passed away suddenly in August 2013, and left her with a broken heart and two Model T's. She decided to learn to drive and maintain these cars. It wasn't as easy as she thought it would be. The Model T in Me will take you on a journey through Sarah's life growing up with the Model T, and her challenges to learn to drive and carry on her dad's legacy after his untimely death. Growing up Sarah's dream was to write and publish a book someday. One day while behind the wheel of her 1923 Model T Roadster she got inspired to write her first book. She never imagined it would be about the Tin Lizzie! She knows her dad is smiling down and proud of her for writing her first book, and getting bit by the Model T bug.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite

The Model T in Me by Sarah Newberg is a short autobiographical memoir and tribute from a daughter to her father. The Model T in Me revolves around and specifically focuses on Sarah’s experiences growing up with her dad and his passion for cars, and the Model T in particular. This is a short read and begins with an introduction to Sarah’s family living in Everett, Washington state, and continues with a walk down Memory Lane around her father and how he brings home his first Model T. Being a fixer and jack of all trades, he is able to build a car out of spare parts. As the years go by, things change but his love of cars remains the same, even as Sarah grows up, becomes a teenager, and starts her own family. Sarah relates how his passing in 2013 inspired her to become an avid Model T fan. Soon, Sarah herself joins the Model T Club, takes lessons, and carries on her father’s legacy.

The Model T in Me by Sarah Newberg is a touching memoir and tribute from a daughter to her father whom she obviously misses. The book is accompanied by several pictures over the years of Sarah’s family, as well as their beloved Model T’s. I liked looking at the pictures almost as much as reading about them because they truly paint a vivid picture of Sarah’s background and life growing up. The writing is very easy to read in short paragraphs and, although this is an autobiographical/memoir style work, it only covers this specific aspect of the author’s life and love of her father and his hobby of rebuilding old cars. All in all, this is a quick and interesting read.