Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures

An American Experiences Post- War Japan

by Alice Breon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/21/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781465377241
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781465377258
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781465377265

About the Book

Alice Breon crafts an engaging memoir that takes readers to a bittersweet nostalgic journey in Green Gravy, Monster Bread and Other Adventures, an engaging and delicately written autobiography told in short vignettes.

You have had experiences and circumstances in your life that combine to make you who you are. You have a story to pass on to your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Future generations will have no idea about what the world was like when you were growing up if you don’t share it. And since we all have had different experiences, there is a wealth of information just waiting to be told.

About the Author

This eighty-six-year-old grandmother writes true stories of hilarious situations and extraordinary people she has encountered. Beginning with the start of World War II, when she was sixteen years old, Alice Breon describes what it was like coming of age during the war years. The stories span twenty-five years and include the romance and marriage to Byron, a career air force officer. The many places they lived provided material for anecdotes about people who touched their lives, including a close friendship with a Japanese dance teacher. Interwoven in the memoirs are descriptions of changing dress and hairstyles and social customs, the advent of television, and society’s gradual acceptance of the housewife’s choice to work outside the home. Alice is currently writing a sequel, which takes us through the next forty-five years filled with more comical situations. In 1994, Alice, who was then a widow in her seventies, met Woody and a friendship blossomed into romance. Alice and Woody live in State College, Pennsylvania. They recently celebrated their fifteenth wedding anniversary.