A very engrossing memoir, the author tells a wonderful story, heartbreaking at some points but very rewarding.
I liked this book, as it did not have all of the fantastical stories that memoirs tend to have lately. The story seems to drag, and then starts moving in a hurry.
A touching memoir of a boy growing up without a father, and his search for male role models--and answers--in his life. Well written, with some beautiful phrasing. Funny and poignant. The author is a reporter for the LA Times, and has won a Pulitzer for a series of articles he wrote.
A sentimental, sad and funny memoir.
I loved reading a book from the perspective of a young man who grows into an adult. From the very first page I was hooked and hated having to put it down to do such mundane chores as feeding the family and taking care of the household duties. Exaggerating but I would recommend this book without hesitation. Very enjoyable.