You Can’t Do Both will remind you of those extraordinary times when you looked at life with both wonder and anxiety. It will trigger memories of the roller coaster journey of leaving adolescence behind and reluctantly entering adulthood. Rich Siegel is a gifted, first-time author who captures the heart of coming-of-age in small town, New York, against the back-drop of Woodstock and Viet Nam. His voice is filled with naiviety, wistful dreams, and haunting questions. The author reveals himself and the universal struggle of growing up through authentic, humorous, and poignant words.
Andrew Sillin (verified owner) –
I have just finished reading a wonderful, very personal read, “You Can’t Do Both” by Rich Siegel. As an avid reader, I have known the author for many, many years, but never as a writer. I was pleasantly surprised by the author’s personal reflections covering many dynamics of his life that can help the reader reflect back on their own life. His writing flows so naturally. In addition he has deeply moved me by something unique. Mr. Siegel’s soul baring honesty portrays a vulnerability that is rarely voiced by a male, especially a seemingly “all American” guy. Bravo to Rich Siegel for this wonderfully honest book and one that doesn’t hold back. I strongly urge folks of all ages to pick up a copy.
ernest (verified owner) –
I have know Rich from working with him in the past, but never knew what a talented story teller he is. You Can’t Do Both is full of stories which anyone can relate to, regardless of age. This is a fun read, and a read that makes you reflect on your life at the same time.
Love the family-Love the stories-love the writer!!!!!
Rick Ashner RN BBA OHN (verified owner) –
I was truly surprised at how well done this book is. I remember Rich very well from our days at Muhlenberg when he played basketball and I was the scorebook keeper. Some books are boring and the reader has to plod through them . You can’t put down You Can’t Do Both. Even if I hadn’t known Rich I would still say the same thing. We have all lived some of his stories and ultimately we have all grown up (or hopefully done so). Rich never wonders why he just writes about how it was. Unfortunately hindsight Is 20/20 vision but one has to wonder how things would be different if we knew then what we know now and must ask them self “would I change anything?” I don’t think Rich would, I know I wouldn’t . You will feel the same way after you read his book. Can’t hardly wait for the next one Rich.