by JanineS (Wyoming, MI): I received this book in order to participate and in a BookBrowse discussion. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this coming-of-age memoir and was thrown off by the cover (which was later explained through reading the book) but found once I began reading that this was a rare opportunity for me to re-examine and re-experience a period in time that I too had lived through. I enjoyed the author’s reflections of his youth, it’s innocence; his gleeful indulgences upon achieving “freedom” and his sobering moment upon viewing Wild Strawberries wondering on the life he had chosen at this point in his youth. I got swept up on how he viewed and/or pursued those things that came his way and the choices that came along with all of them. But what made the book so meaningful to me was that the author put into perspective an important point in aging: we can’t turn back the clock so it’s best to reflect and appreciate your choices, regret the hurts you received or inflicted, but be grateful for all that has been given. A most enjoyable read.