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Paul Kolmodin

Coppell, TX 75019
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Note to Self audiobook cover art

An excellent depiction of life's raw emotion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-17

What made the experience of listening to Note to Self the most enjoyable?

Let's be honest, I'm not Connor's core audience. I'm an older, generation X gay male who has gone through personal struggles young on in my life. My journey included losing my mother to early onset Alzheimer's and the battle of that started when she was only 47. As she fought the disease, I stood by her side during my 20's, missing out on the common growth of a 20 year old. So, while I cannot relate to the pain of a broken heart of a romantic relationship at this age, I have enough to appreciate how difficult it is to share pain with others. Connor has this incredible gift with words that allows you to feel what it was like in the heart wrenching time and allows you to connect with him.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

As Connor described his relationship ending, you could tell it was genuine. You could still hear the rawness of pain in his voice that no one other than the person who experienced it could do justice. I believe one of Connor's greatest gifts is that he can take his experience and make them feel it too.

Any additional comments?

Great job on this just second book. You sound like a seasoned author already. I look forward to the next one and hope some time you take a stab at fiction. I would love to see what stories you could come up with!

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