Thursday, Jul. 03, 2008

Herschel Walker

My son Christian's school requires him to read a lot even in the summer. And that means I have a good reason to spend more time with him and get back into reading again. I discovered My Life as Crocodile Junk Food by Bill Myers about three months ago at a bookstore, and I thought it would be a great book we could read together. The book is about a kid named Wally who, like me when I was young, is a bit geeky and insecure. Wally goes on a trip to South America with his dad, who's a missionary. At the beginning, Wally is unsure of his Christian beliefs and himself, but he meets people who teach him to have faith. I picked it because I wanted my little boy to know he should never be ashamed of his beliefs, and always love himself. It also reminded me a little about my own book, which talks about how, like Wally, I didn't always like who I was either. We've finished Crocodile, but I've already bought another one for us to look forward to: My Life as Dinosaur Dental Floss.

NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Walker, released his memoir, Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder, in April