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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.