The book covers the author's personal life, with lots of anecdotes about his warm family life and business career, but it provides very little information about what Mr. Cain intends to do to improve our economy and halt the war on the middle class. He does state his intention to enforce our immigration laws and deport illegal aliens, but even there he suggests that he might delegate that task to the states.
I was disappointed because I expected a clear, detailed statement of what Mr. Cain proposes to do if he is elected and the book does not provide that.
The narration was excellent, with alternating narrators for each chapter. The dialogue was well acted and each character's voice was distinctive. The characters are interesting, complex. The plot was plausible and surprising but with no sudden, unbelievable, or unmotivated changes. There are lots of observations on how public opinion and the news and entertainment media affect highly publicized criminal cases.
I listened to the book steadily over two days and was very anxious to reach the conclusion, but I found the last hour less satisfying and plausible than the rest of the novel.
Woz seems very modest about his accomplishments. While he says many times that he did created something completely by himself, he says it as a matter of fact, not as a boast. He relates a lot of technical details in a clear, understandable manner. He always sought to remain an engineer; never aspired to be a manager. When he thought some Apple co-workers were not getting the IPO shares they deserved, he distributed his own shares to them. He is a prankster and has a good sense of humor.
The book sounds as if it was transcribed directly from conversation, with the verbal tics that are usually edited from written work, but that makes the reading very enjoyable because you get a sense of sitting across from Woz while he relates his story.
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