I enjoyed this book. It is primarily a chronicle of the different opportunities and choices Wes Moore and Wes Moore made, and it allows the reader (listener) to discern the impact of different events on the two boys and young men. Having read many ethnologies, this falls into that category better than a proper memoir. The narration was very good and made listening enjoyable.
What a dissapointment. The concept of this book is very intriguing. The social context of juxtaposing these two fellows with the same name resulting in very different lives. Wes Moore is more an apologist than an analyst. He is more of a Condoleezza Rice than a Cornell West of black academia. Late in the book we learn Moore was in fact towing the coat tails of Condoleezza Rice for a full year. Moore is willing to accept the social injustices as simple happenstance combined with military training. Sending every black boy to military school is an unrealistic means of achieving social justice.