Sometimes I Forget by Cyril GoodyearSometimes I Forget by Cyril Goodyear

Sometimes I Forget

byCyril Goodyear

Paperback | July 31, 2012

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Cyril Goodyear grew up in Deer Lake and continues to live in the west coast town in his retirement. Cyril has had many careers throughout his eight decades of life. He was in the RCAF during World War Two, went on to become a member of the Newfoundland Ranger Force, and then an officer in the RCMP. He became a lawyer and a judge.
He retired in 1989 and went on to be elected mayor of Deer Lake from 1997-2001.
Cyril has had a very interesting life and he tells readers all about it in an  honest, un-compromising and very entertaining manner. This book is his memoir, greatly aided and abetted by the diaries he's kept all his life.
Title:Sometimes I ForgetFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:DRC PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926689453

ISBN - 13:9781926689456

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Highly Forgettable I have to say I was extremely disappointed in this book. Having read Mr Goodyear's previous books, Against the Elements, The Road to Nowhere and Nutnatsuak, which, while somewhat dry in writing style, were at least interesting, this came as a huge let down. A supposed memoir, all that Sometimes I Forget appears to be is a heavy political commentary and harsh critique in which the author simply trashes family members and former colleagues. Sure, he tells a few tales here and there that give an insight into his character, but for the most part he seems intent on convincing his audience of his own superiority. He also advertises the book by insisting on how he kept journals over the years and used these for his writings. So what? That's what most guys writing an autobiography do, why make such a fuss over it? Does he have something else to prove or is he perhaps exaggerating some of the events he describes? And for a person who entitled the book "Sometimes I Forget," he sure seems to remember exactly what it is he wants to say when bashing a former judicial colleague, political rival, or even his own son or other relatives! Too many times do we see this sort of thing, people who have an opportunity to write something meaningful and use their experiences as a way to teach us about life just turn around and act like the divas in Hollywood, writing boring, critical and indeed, highly forgettable tall tales intended to give their audience the impression that they're great and made it in spite of the people around them. I for one am sick of this kind of stupidity and would be highly interested to learn what the people Mr Goodyear rips apart in this book, some already dead and some alive, have to say in response to his disparagement. Sorry to say it but I give Sometimes I Forget a HUGE thumbs down.
Date published: 2012-12-28