After reading Lovely Ritas Cafe I felt young again, like time stood still. The people, the places, and the experiences were so familiar. It resurrected memories that I thought I had lost in the haze of the 70s. Anyone who grew up in this uniqueMoreAfter reading Lovely Ritas Cafe I felt young again, like time stood still. The people, the places, and the experiences were so familiar. It resurrected memories that I thought I had lost in the haze of the 70s. Anyone who grew up in this unique time will find this book fresh, funny, and so very real. Whether you are a frisbee enthusiast or just curious about the free spirit, groovy lifestyle that surfaced in so many small towns all over America, you will thoroughly enjoy this read, BUT NO WAY WOULD I LET MY CHILDREN READ IT!
-Julie Webber, Landscape Designer I think Ms. Wild has uniquely captured the feel and essence of a special time, bringing to life a singular culture in a way that everyone can connect with. As young men and women we all have that special group that comes to identify us in a time and a place, those experiences that define us and make us what we are. Her concise prose and touching insights into the life and exploits of Rita VanKamp immediately transport me to a self I too often forget, reminding me of all those things I did and overcame and that are part of what I am.
We can all benefit from a story like this, smiling memories beyond thirty second solutions. You didnt have to be part of the frisbee culture to enjoy this hilarious and touching story. I think anyone who reads Lovely Ritas Cafe will be renewed again. Afterward a smile will come to their face when they see a young person going off to school or struggling to make their way in this complicated world we live in. -Peter Stravlo, President of PS Installations, Inc.