I am a heterosexual male and I enjoyed this book greatly. Many times books of this genre are considered to be Chick Lit. I submit that this is just great writing.
I am now listening to Jackson's other book and and her writing is destined to be remembered along with the likes of Carson McCullers & Harper Lee. The South is not just a bunch of hicks and rednecks thought even they have real substance as Jackson shows. Everyone has an Aunt Flo. I recommend this highly
Vince Flynn is an excellent writer and this latest novel is no exception. Grabs you from the start and gives you both sides of the equation; The hero and the villans.
I have read William Bernhardt for years and I absolutly love his work. This is a much darker and verbally and visually vulgar novel than the Justice series but I loved it none-the-less.
The Protagonist is believable and has feelings of many kinds that I would expect them to have.
Most Bernhardt fans will not be used to this type of writing for him but it IS a good read.
This book has all the knowledge needed to make any person or company turn around. As a corporate trainer, I have been preaching this sermon for years but like any other tool, the person reading it has to actually put the principles into practice.
Personal accountability simply means that we stop blaming others for our problems and start looking to ourselves for the answer. We ask "How" and "What" questions that contain the word "I". "What can I do?" "How can I change...." It does not matter who caused the problem, "I" am the key to the solution.
Based on the Stephen King Review I bought this book and I am glad I did! Smithy Ide is me ten years from now. It got me to thinking about the things in my life and how they parallel to the hero's own life.
It is not a tear jerker but it will make you cry at times. It is not a comedy but it will make you laugh a lot. It tells of a man finding himself at 47. It tells of predjudice, misconception and heartache over loving someone that you cannot help. I would call this a definite listen. I liked it so much I bought the hardback and made my wife read it.
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