A Lowcountry Heart, Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy; 2016; $25.00; 300 pages; Nan A. Talese, New York, NY; 978-0-385-53086-6;purchased through smileamazon.com; 11/23/16-11/27/16

Why did I read this?  Because Pat Conroy is the man, and always will be the man as far as I am concerned.  He is the author who has shared a life with me and has a wonderfully awesomely splendiferous way with words and I would read his to do list if they published it.

Pat Conroy passed away in March of 2016 and the world is not as beautiful as it was.  This book came out on what would have been Pat’s seventy first birthday.  The chapters are blog entries that Pat had shared online with his readers, covering all kinds of topics about his books, his friends, his readers and more.  It also includes a interview with him, an introduction by his wife the novelist Cassandra King and the eulogy that was delivered by his best friend.  When he left he took a piece of my heart.