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kristie911
05-18-2007, 07:00 AM
Has anyone else read this? Wow...what an amazing book. A very moving, eye opening book. I loved it.

I highly recommend it.

TrainofThought
08-15-2007, 05:46 AM
Hey Kristie, can you expand on this moving book? I’m assuming it’s non-fiction. I like Anderson Cooper… okay, I think he is sexy. Anyways, I thought I would post to avoid 0 posts, (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1548365&postcount=20) so I might put it on my reading list. :Shrug:

kristie911
08-15-2007, 06:17 AM
He just talked about his brother and when he committed suicide. There was a lot about his mom and their life after his dad died. It made me cry several times. All his personal stuff was nicely sandwiched between his "adventures" and how he got into reporting. His personal descriptions of the tsunami and the New Orleans hurricane were incredible. He's as talented a writer as he is a reporter.

Please, put it on your reading list. I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

Will Lavender
08-15-2007, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the recommendation, Kristie.

My wife's family was devastated by a suicide two years ago. I had no idea Anderson's brother was a victim. I really like Anderson and my grandfather owns this book, so I'll have to check it out soon.

Thanks again.

kristie911
08-15-2007, 07:36 AM
I'd love to hear what you thought of it when you finish... :)

Kudra
08-15-2007, 04:06 PM
I've had it on my wishlist since it first came out, but have been unable to get my hands on a copy. I plan to read it as soon as I get it.