The honest aging characters...
The man who loved his work ...
His wife's love and support was well noted ...
The dedication of son Charles...
The addition of history of Black actors in film.
It was a true story
Recommend it to high school students of American History and all who saw the movie.
This is not the story of the butler, it is the story about making the movie and black history, etc. I didn't think I was buying a book about this, I wanted to hear first-hand the butler's story. VERY DECEIVING AND WASTE OF MONEY.
Actually let the butler tell the story!
Stupidest thing I ever bought!
I kept looking when I downloaded this thinking it must just be a sample. I had already seen the movie, and wanted to get more information on Eugene Allen's life....not less information. Like someone said, this was basically a summary of the movie and a marketing ploy.
In order to make this a 4 or 5-star experience....an actual book!
I was really looking forward to getting an insight into the daily life at the White House. I would have liked it better if they had focused on behind scenes events of one president.
I loved Listening to Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin. I look forward to hearing another book by him.
pleasant, easy to understand.
The best scene in the book was when the writer was allowed to visit the basement in the butler's home.
Don't waste your money on this one.
The Butler is not a book!
It is nothing but a political ad and an attempt to make obama (I refuse to use any caps on that name) some kind of a god. There is nothing about--what it was like to serve hundreds of people during a state dinner, how many persons are needed to serve a state dinner, how people have changed over the years both guests and staff, what were his routine daily duties, did he have to polish silver, was he ever scared he might droop something, how often he had to be invisible during his job, were there any parts of his job he didn't like, what was the feeling inside the White House during holidays, funerals, first time visits of a new leader of a country, was there ever a time they were afraid something might happen to the White House as during the Cold War, what changed when the President was out of town-----NOTHING AT ALL!
A total waste of good money and time!
Anyone who didn't worship obama!
Disgust nothing but disgust.
Save your money, save all the time you will waste-reading or listening followed by expelling everything you have eaten in the past 48 hours in the bathroom. If this trash
Is what you want Al Sharpen, or any radical pro- racist will be a much better use of your time.