Like any writer, I love all the comments I get, good or bad. At least it shows people are reading Sell the Pig. But when the writer of the No 4 ranked booked on the Authonomy website leaves a comment like this, I'm absolutely over the moon.
"As a personal historian, I have worked with some well-known individuals
and listened to some amazing stories. Not often do I come across one as
entertaining and as down to earth as Sell the Pig. I wish I could have
given it 10 stars. Tottie is an incredible writer and has the gift of
infusing side bursting humor into some serious writing. She is hilarious
as she takes you on a roller-coaster adventure with her family.
this day of whiny auto/biographies, this book is a breath of fresh air.
It is a lesson in accepting and appreciating what life throws at you. I
didn't expect her memoir to be as funny, as resonant and as humble. I
took my time reading Sell the Pig; I didn't want it to end. Tottie is
gutsy and honest. I hope she continues to write.
So what makes
this memoir so special? As with fiction, it's all about voice: the fairy
dust that brings words to life, gives them a heartbeat. Tottie has a
voice many authors would love to call their own.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a shot of reality with plenty of humor to wash it down!"