The Natural

I do woodworking too -- or I did until it was necessary for me to suck on oxygen.

I actually purchased 3 books (what a deal -- free shipping from Amazon). One for me and the other two for two son-in-laws. One has brains but is bi-polar and the other is as handy as a pocket in an undershirt. Both depend completely on daughters to feed and cloth them.

I don't know that the stories will awaken them to the outer world -- one can only hope.

From the reviewer who is forever requiring me to consult a dictionary and the vivid pictures that you imbed in my memory with your writing, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by ChiefTestPilot at July 26, 2011 4:01 PM


Posted by Cynyr at July 26, 2011 5:31 PM

Bought, waited anxiously, read in about three sittings. Book was over too soon. Great stuff. That dang Sippican can write, I tell ya'. Next, please.

Posted by Clasher1940 at July 26, 2011 6:01 PM

I read one of his lovely stories on my back porch after supper tonight, because the heat was gone and the light was right, and you couldn't see my eyes tearing up.
The genius of these stories are that they are packed with so many gifts on just one or two pages. Excellent is the only word I can grasp at the moment to describe this wonderful book. You picked a winner, Gerard.

Posted by Jewel at July 26, 2011 7:33 PM

Yes - every bit of what Gerard said is true; every bit of what Sipp writes is True.

Posted by Julie at July 26, 2011 8:19 PM

Well if the biography and the video on Amazon are any indication, the book should be everything Gerard claims and then some.

Posted by RedCarolina at July 27, 2011 5:49 AM


Way ahead of you (or behind if you like, cuz you tuned me on to SC three years ago). As soon as I saw he wrote a book I snatched it up. Now all I have to do is find a reason to get up North to get SC to sign the damn thing. (Although knowing him he will put me to work in exchange). You might want to let folks know that it is for sale at Amazon for a reduced price too!

Posted by Derek Cockerham at July 27, 2011 7:53 AM

Yes, it's cheaper at Amazon, but according to Sipp if you buy from the publisher it puts a little extra money in his pocket. Since we really hope he'll write another one some time, I see no reason not to throw a couple extra bucks his way...

Posted by Julie at July 27, 2011 8:10 AM

Good point Julie, Now I'll have to buy another on!

Posted by Derek Cockerham at July 27, 2011 9:05 AM

Yep, I bought it at the book's site, even though it's on sale at Amazon. BUT...go to Amazon and leave a good review of the book and maybe you can up his ratings.

Posted by Jewel at July 27, 2011 9:25 AM

How did I miss that there's a book! I thought I'd been keeping up with the blog(s) and enjoying them mightily, but I missed this. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm off to buy several!

Posted by Dinah at July 28, 2011 5:42 PM