I liked the first part best when he was telling stories of his life. I didn't like the latter part so much when he was "lecturing" about morals, etc. I felt he adequately made his point with the stories of his life, the rest I felt was filler.
Yes, I originally wanted to purchase the book about his learning to read.
He has an amazing voice and presence and it think books are always better served, when read by their authors.
Mr. Poitier lived an exceptional life, and I really enjoyed learning more about it.
Yes. Its full or vibrant, interesting characters.
I loved them all. they were all so well defined.
Not necessarily my favorite, but the most memorable is the final scene between the son and father at the end of the book.
Family, life between a rock and a hard place. LOL
This story shows that family can be many things. Biology, doesn't necessarily bring the love and affection we think it should, but it has it's own advantages.
Bored housewives looking for their ideal of exciting romance.
Yes. I doubt I would try anything that is considered to be like this.
It was OK. She did a good job.
I was disappointed that it turned out to be a standard romance novel with S & M thrown in to give it a twist.
I haven't even finished it. The main character thinks she's independent, but she's really just the standard romance heroine falling for a pretty face with money.
I haven't read the print version, but I liked it better than the movie.
I loved the scene in the lawyer's office when the will was originally read for the whole family.
I loved all the lessons in this book. I'd like to get the print version to keep as a reminder.
This was good story that I read for book club, but it was a little predictable. It was full of colorful characters and portrayed the time period well.
I really liked the audio version, I haven't read the print version.
There are so many stories of comebacks that this could be compared to, but not all of them were originally sacrificed for the good of others. This man was not only a great ball player, but a great man and a great leader.
Toby did a great job of bringing these characters to life.
The main character really sacrificed a lot for others, I loved when his friend gave up his chance to give him a 2nd chance.
It's always good to remember that our lives can turn on a dime, and we should always appreciate what we have here and now.
I was pleasantly surprised that this is written from the perspective of the writer of the newspaper article about the Butler. So it is very different from the move. I really liked that. I didn't like the "history" of African Americans" at the end of the book. It seemed like it was just filler and unnecessary to the story. I would have preferred more history about butlers.
Eugene Allen is definitely the best character.
Eugene Allen, the Butler.
I would have rather learned more about Will, than had a history lesson on African Americans in film, what did that have to do with a Butler in the White House?
The core story is GREAT. I also loved learning that the writer of the newspaper article kept in touch with his subject and really cared about him. It was heartwarming to learn that they developed such a close bond.
Yes! The insight was amazing. This is great information for anyone with a family member, friend or working with people with autism.
Learning that so much of how we react to people with autism is exactly the wrong thing to do.
Yes, I did listen to it mostly all at once. It's a very quick "read".
It's good to know that technology and other advances are allowing people with autism more opportunities to better communicate with the world and, more importantly, their loved ones. It's sad to think they are so vibrant and "alive" and so trapped by their disease.
2nd after Cutting for Stone
Interesting story, historical information
It was OK
It was good
It got a little confusing with so many characters
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