Life on Altamont Court: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Life on Altamont Court Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary WINNER OF THE Next Generation Indie Book Awards for HUMOR COMEDY The Inflatable Snowman The Gigantic Inflatable Snowman We thought that Frosty would lead to our demise That foot monstrosity pl

  • Title: Life on Altamont Court: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
  • Author: Trent D. Pines
  • ISBN: 9780615837956
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • WINNER OF THE 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for HUMOR COMEDY The Inflatable Snowman The Gigantic Inflatable Snowman We thought that Frosty would lead to our demise That 20 foot monstrosity placed in our front yard by a not so helpful elf had me questioning our decision to move into this seemingly quiet neighborhood on a cul de sac Read about the mayhem and mWINNER OF THE 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for HUMOR COMEDY The Inflatable Snowman The Gigantic Inflatable Snowman We thought that Frosty would lead to our demise That 20 foot monstrosity placed in our front yard by a not so helpful elf had me questioning our decision to move into this seemingly quiet neighborhood on a cul de sac Read about the mayhem and mishaps that come into play when you mix together a potpourri of eccentric characters that live within a stone s throw of each other Take an Eco friendly, high strung type A neighbor, a demanding Italian Matriarch, men who are the embodiment of the words More Power, a troop of loving and mischievous kids and mix in two gay men who are hell bent on making a home out of a charming half million dollar, 100 year old fixer upper and you have the residents of Altamont Court Whether you re a weekend warrior who can t wait to get you re hands around the next improvement project , a stiletto wearing Texas woman who wields a gun in flawless makeup, or a queen from the city who eagerly awaits the next big sales event at Neiman Marcus this memoir is for you Pour a drink, or appropriately a shot, sit back, relax and enjoy and if you don t, then the words of a truly classy character from this book come to mind, What the F% s wrong with you Yes, it s that kind of party bless our hearts Trent Pines trentpines gmail

    One thought on “Life on Altamont Court: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary”

    1. Magnificent! A true gem! What an honor to be invited to Altamont Court! It is truly a special place. This story will have you in stitches one minute, and the next minute, tearing up. How wonderful this is, knowing that there is such love and kindness waiting for you out there. Even with all the shit we see day in, day out. We can still experience the good that right there in front of us. I so loved this story! Moving through the pages of the day in the life of Altamont Court showed the true gems [...]

    2. I found this book to be delightful! I giggled often and laughed out loud frequently! The author narrates in the first person and I swear, as I was reading, I almost felt like I was listening to him tell these hilarious stories over drinks after work! If I'm ever in NJ I'm going to have to seek out this cul-de-sac and check it out for myself. Trent Pines has an uncanny knack for storytelling. Not only is it mostly humorous, but it also tells a very sweet story about a wonderful gay couple with a [...]

    3. The story of Trent and his partner, Ken, their kitties, and their half-million-dollar fixer-upper house in New Jersey was a very entertaining and light-hearted read that was heart-warming at times, too. The many secondary characters were fun and memorable. The tales Trent chose to share made a logical chapter progression. There were far fewer typos than are often found in indy books and memoirs, which was refreshing. Thanks for the opportunity to read about your lives and the people you share th [...]

    4. I found this book to read for my popsugar book challenge #8 "read a humorous book" now about the book what a fantastic read my sides are still aching and need a rest this book makes me want to join these fab two on altamont maybe even renovate something myself. Trent is such a great storyteller that he makes the words leap off the page making it feel he's directly conversing with you and you become part of the story. A job well done.

    5. Love this book. I hated, hated for it to end. I felt like I was part of family and friends on Altamont Count. I would have loved to party with these people. I had a smile on my face and I laughed aloud until the end then I got sad. I can't say anything else because I would tell the story. Please, please read. I hope that Trent will write more stories.

    6. What a wonderful, fabulous story to read. Wasn't sure if it was fiction or non but after reading parts of it, you can't make this shit up (Bless his heart). Can I give it 10 stars? Laugh out loud read and will laugh and cry at the end. Loved. This. Book. (less)

    7. At first I was skeptical, but I ended up really liking this book. A memoir, it is a strong story of about what constitutes "community". Trent Pines describes the intersections of family, neighbors and long-time friends all living in different situations, all bound together with love.

    8. What a delightful read full of characters that I came to love. Lots of laughs. I cannot wait to meet the author and host a super fun book club next month!

    9. Enjoyed this book by my friend Trent! Made me wish I was an Altamont Courtian myself. Felt like a nice long coffee date, being regaled by funny and sweet stories. Very entertaining and warm.

    10. KIRKUS REVIEW "A heartwarming memoir featuring funny stories of suburban life."Pines’ debut memoir offers a lighthearted, entertaining tale about his time on Altamont Court—a small, suburban cul-de-sac in Morristown, N.J.—and the neighbors who became his surrogate family.The author repeatedly notes that he never envisioned himself having a white-picket-fence kind of life. However, that’s exactly what he got when he moved, with his partner, Ken, to Altamont Court, a quiet suburban neig [...]

    11. I liked learning the background of the charaters. Wish it was longer. I hope there will be more Punumbra books.

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