Memoir. Perseus/Da Capo (2006). Publishers Weekly calls the story "surprisingly fresh" and says it makes "a convincing, heartwarming argument." Library Journal adds that "[Valdes] Greenwood's humorous, honest, and personal voice makes him a great tour
guide and friend." Book List writes that it's a "touching, humorous memoir." Shelf-Awareness says its "sweet
and funny, with a touch of sorrow, yet filled with hope and love. It's a fine book about marriage or any committed
A Little Fruitcake
Memoir/Humor. Perseus/Da Capo (2007). Today Show Top 10 Holiday Books. Portland Press Herald calls it a “"A glittering chapter book stuffed with precious memories.”" Metrosource says it offers “"Plenty of laughs and insightful observations,"” while the Louisville Courier-Journal adds, "“This little beauty of a book is destined to be passed around the family each Christmas."
The Rhinestone Sisterhood
Crown (2010). Narrative nonfiction. New Orleans Magazine calls it "a nonfiction delight," and San Francisco Book Review dubs it "A real revelation." Independent Weekly says it's "fun and funky," and ModCloth agrees that it "takes you on a boisterous ride." It's "truly good nonfiction" according to the Sacramento Bee, and Birmingham Magazine finds it "Hilarious and... compassionate," while the BookLoons blog calls it "insightful, amusing and heartwarming." Bookworm Sez calls it "a crown jewel."