Interview with Chris Mendius about the story behind Spoonful

Excerpt: “It was an even more thrilling experience meeting Chris in person and hearing how Spoonful emerged at his book signing Wednesday night in Oak Park. Upon first meeting Mendius I was taken aback by his modest, nervous, demeanor. Yet throughout the interview he maintained that same energy and I quickly realized just how humble he is and grateful for this whole experience, especially being able to share his story which is still with him. He got his life together years ago with support and assistance from friends, family, and others in the early 90′s. At that time, Mendius made his first attempts at writing this novel after hearing the song “Spoonful” by Willie Dixon (see excerpt above) but ultimately didn’t have the tools he needed then to really tell his story and make it so compelling.”

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