Patterson writes like the love child of Henry Miller and Mary Karr, with all the contradictions that implies — a philosopher who thinks best over a glass of fine wine; an ex-Catholic still haunted by the image of the Crucifixion; an irreverent political satirist whose patriotism flies the flag of another iconoclast, Thomas Paine.
“Bermuda Shorts is a memoir from James J. Patterson, reflecting on his life’s journey. . . . With a strong dose of humor and some off-beat wisdom, Bermuda Shorts is very much recommended.”
—Midwest Book Review