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10 thoughts on “Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    While I enjoyed this book at first, it started to drag throughout the second half but not at the fault of the writer.The trouble is, it s hard to appreciate love letters if they re not for you And when there are 114 of them, expressing the same sentiment in word after word after word, they start to blend together For me, I feel like I ve never wanted something to endquickly.But for Carol, to whom the letters were addressed I can only imagine her elation at being wooed by her own Cyra While I enjoyed this book at first, it started to drag throughout the second half but not at the fault of the writer.The trouble is, it s hard to appreciate love letters if they re not for you And when there are 114 of them, expressing the same sentiment in word after word after word, they start to blend together For me, I feel like I ve never wanted something to endquickly.But for Carol, to whom the letters were addressed I can only imagine her elation at being wooed by her own Cyrano de Bergerac


  2. Judith Guyot Judith Guyot says:

    I gave it three stars because it is so repetitive However, since it is a memoir that is probably unfair I realy liked and like Mike Royko and I feel bad that there love story was interrupted very early because of her death.


  3. Ann Herrick Ann Herrick says:

    I read and enjoyed Royko s columns and even a couple of his books, so was interested to read about his personal life, especially since this was in regard to his first wife.Maybe because I was interested in Royko to begin with I found myself anxious to read each letter The collection definitely held my attention While I certainly felt from reading them that Royko was indeed madly in love with Carol, it was hard to ignore the traces of controling behavior threading through the letters and the co I read and enjoyed Royko s columns and even a couple of his books, so was interested to read about his personal life, especially since this was in regard to his first wife.Maybe because I was interested in Royko to begin with I found myself anxious to read each letter The collection definitely held my attention While I certainly felt from reading them that Royko was indeed madly in love with Carol, it was hard to ignore the traces of controling behavior threading through the letters and the comments about getting drunk And his getting so upset if a day went by without a letter from her while he sometimes missed writing, always with an explanation as to why , made me wish her letters had survived and were also included And why didn t her letters to him survive, anyway His overwhelming stance that any moment away from Carol was devasting to him seemed heartfelt at first, but sometimes came across as calculating later on He was, after all, writing to win her heart I know it s difficult to be away from the one you love, but most of us can manage to distract ourselves for a while each day one way or another.Perhaps deciding whether or not to marry someone based mostly on letters even if you grew up together is not the best way to go Maybe a bitof an in person courtship would be advisable.Still, as I said, I was drawn in by the letters and just wish now there was a biography of Royko available with the rest of the story


  4. Pam Pam says:

    This book is a compilation of the love letters Mike Royko wrote to the woman who became his wife He was completely love struck, and while there are some instances of literary references and keen observation, most of the narrative consists of how much he loves Carol, how much he misses her, and how he arranges his life in Blaine, WA around writing, mailing and reading letters It gets a bit tedious The introduction to the third section letters written after they marry is bittersweet The best This book is a compilation of the love letters Mike Royko wrote to the woman who became his wife He was completely love struck, and while there are some instances of literary references and keen observation, most of the narrative consists of how much he loves Carol, how much he misses her, and how he arranges his life in Blaine, WA around writing, mailing and reading letters It gets a bit tedious The introduction to the third section letters written after they marry is bittersweet The best part of the book is the reprint of Royko s column, November Farewell, which he wrote years later when his wife died.I carried a copy of that column for years


  5. A.J. A.J. says:

    I enjoyed the first half of this book muchthan the second To begin with, Mike was wooing Carol with words he was unsure of himself and his letters were touching and heartfelt After Carol agreed to marry him, the tone of the letters changed quite markedly and he came over as muchcontrolling,complaining and, frankly, much less likeable It s a shame that the editors didn t stick to a shorter book with only half of the letters as an example of the power of words The second hal I enjoyed the first half of this book muchthan the second To begin with, Mike was wooing Carol with words he was unsure of himself and his letters were touching and heartfelt After Carol agreed to marry him, the tone of the letters changed quite markedly and he came over as muchcontrolling,complaining and, frankly, much less likeable It s a shame that the editors didn t stick to a shorter book with only half of the letters as an example of the power of words The second half dragged by and I found I was having to force myself to read the letters


  6. Jessica Jessica says:

    OMGI get it, Mikeyou lurve Carol While I could not finish this book, I still enjoyed it and would recommend itespecially to Chicagoans of a certain age and to those who are curious about dating during pre internet FaceTime Skype wartime 100 letters in one year That s how many missives it takes to woo your childhood sweetheart and to convince her to marry you.Some references will throw you into the wayback machine some will make you laugh and some will offend That s the kind of jour OMGI get it, Mikeyou lurve Carol While I could not finish this book, I still enjoyed it and would recommend itespecially to Chicagoans of a certain age and to those who are curious about dating during pre internet FaceTime Skype wartime 100 letters in one year That s how many missives it takes to woo your childhood sweetheart and to convince her to marry you.Some references will throw you into the wayback machine some will make you laugh and some will offend That s the kind of journalist Mike Royko was This book will let you see where he honed his literary skills


  7. Susan Susan says:

    Instead of publishing every letter, author should have edited letters While it is interesting to see this personal side of Mike Royko, letters are not literary or memorable Book drags though I read to the end.


  8. Nikki Nikki says:

    too much cheese for me maybe i am just not in the mood for the gushing love notes, but this was weird to read for me almost too personal.


  9. Laura Laura says:

    Free e book available at University of Chicago Press Books Free e book available at University of Chicago Press Books


  10. Tatyana Tatyana says:

    So much misunderstanding, so many misinterpretations can result from letters I want to be with you I want to be able to say what I think and I want to hold you in my arms Absence lessens half hearted passions and increases great ones, as thewind puts out the candles and yet stirs up the fire I could write a wonderful love story if I were a writer but since I m not, the world will have to suffer along its way without knowing about us


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