The time Mom met Hitler, Frost came to dinner, and I heard the Greatest Story ever told: A Book Review
If history and literature floats your boat, then be sure not to miss this memoir ‘The Time Mom met Hitler, Frost came to dinner and I heard the Greatest Story ever told’ by Dekkon Eberhart. The author is of course the son of the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Eberhart, who was raised surrounded by literary legends. Dinner guests included, among others, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Allen Ginsberg, W. H. Auden, and T. S. Eliot. To Dikkon, they were friends who read him bedtime stories, gave him advice, and, even helped him with his English homework. In this memoir we get to see the human side of these famous poets. But in Dikkon’s personal life he was often lonely, living for years in the shadow of his father’s fame, and strugging to create an identity of his own. He first took up writing and then moved to the stage, before inadvertently stumbling upon the answer he’d been looking for all along―in the most unlikely of places. With an eye catching cover and an interesting title, The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told will draw you into an appealing coming-of-age story about one man’s search for identity and what happens when he finally finds it. This is a really interesting well written book filled with short and amusing stories. These anecdotes provide an insight into the author’s childhood, demonstrating what has always been acknowledged – that to be the child of a famous person is often a difficult assignment. Eberhart’s memoir also discusses how he comes to faith in God. A rare glimse into a forgotten era.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for the purpose of review.