I’m excited and honored that Reader’s Digest has selected Hippie Boy for its Recommend Summer Reads list alongside books by authors such as Dave Eggers and Amy Bloom.
Here’s what Reader’s Digest had to say:
“Ricks’ absorbing true story of an adolescence spent traveling the country with her hard-luck salesman father should be a movie—but it’s also utterly compelling on the page. “I loved it that he was his own boss, made his own rules, and was working his way to becoming a millionaire—which he said was only a matter of time now,” she writes. “Everything about his life appealed to me, and I wanted it desperately. Initially self-published, the book became a New York Times bestseller and has been reissued by Berkley Trade. What makes it so winning is that despite every inevitable mishap, Ricks’ story is one of courage, forgiveness, and optimism.”