Kindle Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars

Just Saying” says it all!

September 9, 2018 Format: Paperback

This book draws the reader through a variety of emotions and brings all the “memoirs” we have inside of us to the surface. The writing is artful, which makes for an easy and entertaining read. If you like memoir style books this should certainly be of your “to read” list.

for sale at book store

For Sale at Root and Press Bookstore Worcester, MA

January 14, 2019

Format: Kindle Edition

5.0 5 out of 5 stars

“This collection is a joy to read!

The fine art of cursing
These are just a few of the topics in

And Another Thing, just saying.

35 short stories/essays about everyday topics that the author turns into extraordinary tales with the magic of his words. Raymond Tatten is a pure storyteller. I’ve never met the man nor do I have any idea what his voice sounds like. But when I finished this book, I felt like I just had a cup of coffee & a long chatty visit with an old friend.”


Amazon Review

Reading “Thirty-three” at Shrewsbury Library Author Fair with Robin Miller


Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsDelicious reading.

October 31, 2018

Format: Paperback
Wonderful book. Essays that make you go back to your own memories. One of those books that I can go back to tomorrow or whenever and browse. No matter what one I land on, I know I’ll like it again.”



  • “Before” was the first piece in print, originally published in The Bolton Independent.
  • “Gone Fishing” is a chapter from my memoir Moving Willie originally published by The Bolton Independent.

    “Before” was published a second time in The Harvard Post.

  • “Thirty-three” was originally published by The Harvard Post.
  • “Land Ho” was originally published by Sterling Meetinghouse News.
  • Tossed” was originally published by The Landmark.
  • “Two Bad Things” was originally published by The Landmark.
  • Still” was originally published by MUSED BellaOnline Literary Review
  • “Still” was an Adelaide Literary Magazine finalist for “Essay of the Year.”
  • “Drop Out” was originally published by MUSED BellaOnline Literary Review and Adelaide Literary Magazine.
  • “What do I Want” is a spontaneous response to a GrubStreet Classroom extemporaneous writing prompt.