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New Memoir Chronicles Life During the Great Depression and Beyond: “Mashed Potatoes Make Me Gag” by Dave Potter and Friends

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New Memoir Chronicles Life During the Great Depression and Beyond: "Mashed Potatoes Make Me Gag" by Dave Potter and Friends

Feb 22, 2024 - In the heartwarming and captivating memoir, “Mashed Potatoes Make Me Gag” by Dave Potter and Friends, readers are taken on a journey through the trials and tribulations of growing up during the Great Depression in rural Vermont and Quebec, Canada. This deeply personal and reflective account, co-authored by Dave Potter and five of his lifelong friends, paints a vivid picture of an era marked by resilience, resourcefulness, and lasting friendships.

The book offers a rare glimpse into the lives of six men, now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, who share their unique and heartwarming stories of overcoming adversity and finding joy in simple pleasures. From fly fishing escapades at the tender age of seven to packing a camera at eleven, Dave Potter’s early experiences set the stage for a lifelong appreciation of the natural world and a desire to be anywhere but a school classroom.

As the group of friends delves into their individual experiences, readers are treated to a rich tapestry of life in rural Vermont and Quebec, where hard work, self-sufficiency, and close-knit communities were the norm. The memoir highlights their connections to farming, foraging for wild edibles, and the satisfaction of growing their own vegetables and fruits. These shared values and experiences forged deep bonds that have lasted through seven decades.

The memoir also explores the central question that Dave Potter grappled with throughout his life: the profound impact of his mother’s question when she was in her seventies, “Why are you so hard?” Readers are invited to ponder whether Dave’s journey eventually led to an answer that satisfied his mother’s curiosity.

“Dave Potter and Friends” is a testament to the enduring human spirit and the power of friendship. It provides an intimate window into a bygone era while celebrating the resilience and resourcefulness that defined the lives of these extraordinary individuals.

With its timeless and heartfelt narrative, “Mashed Potatoes Make Me Gag” is a must-read for history enthusiasts, memoir aficionados, and anyone seeking an inspiring tale of life’s triumphs and tribulations.

About The Author

Dave Potter grew up at the end of the Great Depression. He learned to appreciate the woods and waters in the little town of Roxbury, Vermont, where he spent as much of his free time as possible. He was fly fishing by the time he was seven and packing a camera with him by age eleven. He wanted to be anywhere but a school classroom.He enlisted the help of five good friends to also share their experiences growing up. He shared many of the adventures he and his friends had, including many that were almost too funny to be true. His true stories span over seven decades.Dave also struggled to answer a question his mother asked him when she was in her seventies. The reader will have to decide if he did.

Author Name: Dave Potter
ISBN Number: 1916852890
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