Real; Life; Funny
Flea apartment at SMU.
Tobo's performane was clear, softly spoken and very humorous.
Tobo is a wonderful storyteller. I have listened to all of his pod casts, from one of which this book was written. Tobo is "every man" in the land of Hollywood, movie making, and stars, yet is a wonderfully accomplished actor in his own right. We grew up in the same neighborhood of Oak Cliff in southwest Dallas, so I recognized many of the same places, and remember some of the same great, innocent times.
Yes indeed. I'm an old "yoostabee" Airborne Ranger from the Vietnam War era, and I enjoyed the young Rangers' points of view.
There are different stories told by different Rangers. There are a lot of similarities in their stories, but a lot of differences, too. They sound pretty typical of my days, and like some things never change - hurry up and wait; the incredible noise and confusion. The fact that the 75th Ranger Regiment took no more casualties than it did is pretty amazing.
The stories are told by several different Rangers, and I enjoyed hearing all their stories.
I had great difficulty getting through the story of the mother who lost her son.
There were so many acronyms used, and explained, it became a game with me to see if I could guess the meanings of the acronyms. I listened as I walked, and I'm sure I was smiling, because it was fun!
Good insight into the God-awful childhood experiences which shaped Michael Jackson. I felt sorry for Jackson, and could certainly understand his erratic, extravagant behavior.
This book was divided into four units, making it about two units too long. I tired of listening to various iterations of the same selfishness and infighting among family and the host of vultures who worked for Jackson, after the star had died. Evidently Jackson had very few people in his life who cared for him as a person more than the wealth they could get from being his "friend." Sad.
Too much feigned reluctant, undeserving hero. Like listening to fellow veterans BS each other, making sure to stress heroic actions, while trying to let all those accolades wash off one's shoulders, and pretending not to care.
Avoid books whose primary purpose was meant to be a vehicle for the author to spend much time bragging about how brave he was, while trying to appear to be just another Joe. I know for sure there are lots of soldiers like this, but not many who write self-serving books. It was a disappointment, but not totally unexpected.
Because I have suffered a stroke, I am no longer able to focus enough to read for pleasure, so I have not read the book.
In small ways, "Unbroken" reminded me of "Night" by Elie Wiesel. Extraordinary courage displayed by otherwise ordinary human beings.
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