Wake up call!!
Rather is rooted in the great age of journalism, He crossed swords with powerful corporate and governmental interests in his attempt to get at the truth during the G W Bush administration, and he paid a heavy price. This is a great story. Rather is a great man and a great American.
I will never try another book from this author or from this narrator.
The story is jerky and implausible. The characters are cardboard cutouts, uninteresting, unattractive and often disgusting - but not in a good way. To me, gratuitous cruelty is unforgivable, and this book has gratuitous cruelty in spades. I finally stopped reading at the slaughter house scene during the cheering as they watched the slitting of the animals' throats.
Extremely insensitive to any subtleties in the material. Overly and inappropriately dramatic.
I'm amazed that this book found a publisher.
It was honest, frank and occasionally shocking.
There was a particularly salacious incident in the White House swimming pool.
It was a personal historical narrative - no characters, except the author.
No.I took time off to think about some aspects before going back to read more.
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