Sunday, November 23, 2014

Secret Identity: My True-Life Adventure as a Superhero by John Phythyon Review

Title: Secret Identity: My True-Life Adventure as a Superhero
Series: True-Life Adventures, Book 1
Author: John Phythyon
Genre: Memoir-Humor
Pages: 43
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: I really, really enjoyed this one!

Book Synopsis:

Superheroic hijinks!
What happens when an eight-year-old boy decides he wants to be a superhero like the ones he sees on TV? Hilarity!

John Phythyon was not an ordinary kid. Growing up in De Pere, Wisconsin in the 1970's, he was obsessed with superheroes and adventure. And after reading Alvin Fernald, Superweasel by Clifford B. Hicks in third grade, he was certain he too could become a caped crusader.

In this sidesplitting mini-memoir, the author of The Sword and the Sorcerer (, Beauty & the Beast: A Modern Fairy Tale (, and the Wolf Dasher series explains his childhood obsession with masked defenders of All That Is Good and True and how he was determined to sneak out of the house one October night in 1976 to join their ranks.


This was such a fun read that actually made me laugh out loud a few times. If you like memoirs in the style of the classic Jean Shepherd who penned the story that became "A Christmas Story", you're going to love this book. It's a fairly clean read that anyone can enjoy and it's such a funny tale. It reminded me of the time I tried to sneak out my bedroom window and the hilarity that ensued. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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