The Truth About Luck: What I Learned on My Road Trip with Grandma

Paperback | March 23, 2013

byIain Reid

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Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.

In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird''s Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation -- which turns out to be a "staycation" at his basement apartment in Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his adult life, his ninety-two-year-old grandmother is nearing the end of hers. Between escorting his grandma to local attractions and restaurants, the two exchange memories and she begins to reveal details of her inspiring life story.

Told with subtlety, humour, and heart, this delightful comic memoir reflects on family connections; how we experience adversity, the passage of time, and aging; and most importantly what it truly means to feel lucky.

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Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird's Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation -- which turns out to be a "staycation" at his basement apartment in Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his adult life, his ninety-two-year-old grandmother is nearing...

Iain Reid is the author of the critically acclaimed comic memoir One Bird's Choice, which won the CBC Bookie Award for Best Nonfiction Book. His writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online in publications such as the Globe and Mail, Reader's Digest, and The Classical. He writes regularly about books and writing for the National Post. His work has also appeared on CBC Radio and NPR. He lives in...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.64 inPublished:March 23, 2013Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770892419

ISBN - 13:9781770892415

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The truth about luck This book got off to a bit of a slow start but my interest picked up as I read on. It was interesting to me how the author highlighted the differences between his beliefs and his Grandmother's.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The truth about luck This book got off to a bit of a slow start but my interest picked up as I read on. It was interesting to me how the author highlighted the differences between his beliefs and his Grandmother's.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lovely memoir of sorts. Can't remember the last time I welled up while reading.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A delightful read (Reid?) Iain Reid, his 92 year old Grandma and Kingston on a trip that you won't want to end.
Date published: 2013-03-17