Minger`s Tale by R.B.N. Bookmark
Publisher: Create Space (Mar 18, 2016)
Category: Satirical Biography, Humor, Memoir
Tour Date: Mar & Apr, 2017
Available in: Print & ebook, 278 Pages
British slang definition: “ A minger is a male or female who fell out of the ugly tree at birth and hit every branch on the way down.”
A Minger`s Tale is not so much of a biography, but more of a “Boyography”.
It is a humorous account of growing up in the back streets of Manchester, England during the 1960`s and 70`s.
“Do pastures greener exist for the colour blind –and how would they ever know?
This is the conundrum Bookmark is faced with and the results are akin to a dog looking for a lamp post in a blackout.
Bookmark does indeed find some of lifes lamp posts, but more often than not he just winds up getting his feet wet.
My Thoughts Minger`s Tale by R.B.N. Bookmark
Wow, I thought I had a rough time as a kid. What I endured was not much compared to what R.B.N. Bookmark (Ribban) endured. First, it’s important to know the definition of a “Minger”. “A minger is a male or female who fell out of the ugly tree at birth and hit every branch on the way down.” When I read that, I envisioned the old ‘Road Runner’ cartoons. That poor Coyote always got hurt in the end. He hit every rock, fell off cliffs, exploded, etc. It was funny! The different was that Coyote got what he deserved for going after Roadrunner. Ribban did not usually go looking for trouble but it found him. He was born into it.
With humor, Ribban tells his story of growing up in one of the poorest parts of England, Manchester. Life was hard and the people in it did not make it any easier. The entire neighborhood seemed like one big dysfunction from the way Ribban describes it. I laughed so much at his expense and antics, he wants the reader to. He lightens the load while still telling his truth. Sure, there were times he got to laugh as a kid but not as much as I laughed reading his story. I felt sad for what he had to go through.
It takes a lot of talent to make comedy out of tragedy but that is just what Ribban has achieved. I admire his courage and his ability to make a better life as an adult. ‘A Minger’s Tale’ is well written, full of humor, and tragic. It reminds me somewhat of ‘Running With Scissors’ by Augusten Burroughs. I highly recommend ‘A Minger’s Tale’!
I received the ebook version for my honest review.
About R.B.N. Bookmark
“Hindsight & perforated toilet paper
are what sets us apart from the apes”: rbn bookmark
Originally from Manchester in the UK, R.B.N. Bookmark left the damp north of England behind him and exiled himself to the frozen north of Scandinavia where he has remained these last 25 years.
He began writing 3 years ago, urged on by family and friends
A Minger`s Tale-Beginnings eventually saw the light of day in March 2016.
The books quirky humour portrays the flipside of life in northern England during the 1970`s through to the mid 1980`s.
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