This unusual book entitled Yum available as eBook delivers us twenty-one brief stories by artist/writer General Hartsfield. Some readers may enjoy the book so much they read the stories from beginning to end. Others may be more circumspect, and prefer to absorb the messages of the stories in smaller doses—a few at a time. Hartsfield messages are wonderful—full of deep-thinking philosophy, even humor and poetry. The topics vary widely: comparing the colors of jelly beans to colors of people; friendship; cigarettes and glamour; exquisite moments in life, and so on.
The writing is very good each story with a nice punch line and following each story we find a full page with the writer’s brief final comments in large block letters. Hartsfield states that his aim is to inspire us to become aware of the yummy moments in life. The text is written in white letters over black background but it is quite readable. The text is not free of occasional punctuation errors. Each story starts with a whimsical colorful drawing somewhat related to the story. We assume they were done by the writer but no credit is mentioned (many signed as Noor Hartsfield).