This is a well written, interesting, and even entertaining biography about a complex and difficult subject. Joe Posnanksi clearly did a great deal of excellent research and made great use of his access to Joe Paterno, his family and his associates. By the time the book was over, I felt I had a real sense for this man, his impact on others, his strenths, weaknesses, warts and all. The discussion of the Sandusky situation is the most honest and straight forward I have seen anywhere. Posnanski provides facts and analysis, and leaves opinion to the listener. Finally, Joe Mantegna's reading is absolutely masterful, which will not be surprise to those who have seen him act.
the man himself Paterno
the history of Paterno
a regular voice, not a dramatic read. took away from the story
the read was to dramatic. took away from the storyI wish the author covered more about the end. Which is still ongoing
Joe Mantegna did a great job!
This is a fair reflection on the life and times of Joe Paterno
I highly recommend this book to everyone. I'm a JoePA fan. I expected moments of tears, but I completely sobbed through several parts of the book--I honestly don't think that I would be able to read the hardcopy through the tears. At times, it felt as though we lost him all over again! It was extremely moving and captured everything I've personally been feeling for the last 9 months. I believe that, even for masses of critics that have defiled his legacy here in recent months, you will rethink your position of who the true villians of the scandal are, hold them accountable, and find serenity in knowing that heros can still exist in this day and age.
We are Penn State, because you, JoePa, were Penn State!
I really enjoyed this book. Well done all the way around!!! One of the best I have listened to!
I guess the end and his firing. I feel that Penn State officals were basically looking for a fall guy and Paterno was the logical choice.
I enjoyed the part where he turned down the New England Job! I feel this really show the type of man Paterno was and should be remembered for!
all of the stories from former players i enjoyed.
No. I am ready to move on to other subjects
The memories of Xplayers..how JoeP affected their life.
When Penn State beat Miami