After a 10-year wait and five years of writing, White Salmon author Sam Moses has released his parenting memoir titled It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This.
Moses introduced the book in a presentation at the Wordstock book festival in Portland in October. It was his second appearance there; his previous nonfiction book At All Costs, a page turning account of the naval battle that turned the tide of World War II, was published by Random House and received starred reviews.
His first book, a race driving memoir titled Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots, was named one of the five best books ever written about motorsports.
The jacket describes It Doesn't Get any Better Than This as a rollicking memoir that reads like Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother meets Pee-wee Herman. It's a five-year journal (1997-2002) of raising his two sons, Tai and Maks, to the ages of seven and five. The author interjects occasional snarky comments from today, about verbatim entries from the journal back then. Parenting in hindsight.
Moses plans to do readings around the Northwest this winter.
Much of book takes place in Hood River and White Salmon.
Signed hardcover and softcover copies are exclusively available at Waucoma Books in Hood River and the Book Peddler in White Salmon.