This is one of those stories that is hard to review. of course the story of life and death is heatwrenching and the story itself, unfortunately true, will certainly make for a great book. However this story did not sound like just another "regular" person having significant crisis. This is a very lucky, well connected and highly supported father who has lost his wife unexpectedly and as written in the book, he is far from the only person the experience this. so to me the book takes on a connotation of either getting rich from the episode or obtaining closure through a book. I read it, I cried with the story and I "enjoyed" it but it also made me unconfortable that while he has people all over the world sending him donation he is taking his daughter to the Waldorf Astoria in NYC and flying to other countries constantly etc. I am glad he has found some peace and normalcy in his life since the tragedy and I wish him continued peace and success, however the story left me wanting this man to see the joy he has in his life and not continue to portray himself as an outcast.
I cant say I really liked this book because I found that the father of Maddy was mad at the world for his wifes passing.Saying that it didnt give the father a right to be a jerk to everyone he met or knew.I found this book to be about the father doing nothing but complaining woe is me.
He also uses alot of profanity in his book which is unnecessary.I guess you could say im not a big fan of this book.
Such a well written chronicle of grief after a devastating loss. I cried and pondered the many observations he noted about life and the way people approach grief and the grieving.