Be prepared to laugh, cry, and, above all, think as you read Life Through These Eyes by Michael S. Lambiotte. A collection of short stories, which covers six decades of life: stories of love, pets raising humans, exceptional friendships, holiday memories, community unrest, really mean people, marriage at its best and worst, random kindness, and what it means to be a man’s man – sports, motorcycles, barbecuing, and why men do dumb things…continually.
“Your humor is absolutely spot-on and intelligent, peppered with a bit of sarcasm and childlike wonder. Your stories have that element of memory, poignant and comic at times, but always heartfelt and affecting. Your language is simple and friendly, weaved seamlessly in your narrative that is consistently lighthearted and warm in tone. Your experience as a teacher shows in your elaborate, playful descriptions and your sharp, unpretentious irony. I am also impressed with the way your structured the book—as a collection of short stories in no chronological order as opposed to one big chunk of episodic chapters that are more or less akin to a journal. It serves the tone and heart of your words perfectly.”
“Mike: Thank you for the copy of your book “Life through these Eyes.”
I am honored that you gave me one of the first copies. I have had the opportunity to read several chapters today and must say that I am impressed. You are a very talented writer. Congratulations my friend! Best, Andy”