If you're interested in politics or successful Hispanics this is an interesting read and an interesting political figure. It's also a rags to riches story. I enjoyed the book and didn't know much about Bill Richardson prior to reading this. I was never bored and found a lot of his political stories extremely interesting, especially when dealing with some of the more infamous foreign leaders. Would recommend.
Great book, helps to like/understand football but also not neccessary. As a football fan I found the chapters that discuss football and the evolution of the left tackle position just as fasanating as the personal story. Would recommend.
I really enjoyed this book as someone who struggles with food and loves memoirs this was the best of both worlds. I thought it started out a little slow and didn't know if I would like it but once it picked up it kept my interest throughout and I couldn't stop reading it. I would recommend this book.
I read this book because I love Wally Lamb but it is different in that it's nonfiction instead of fiction. There are stories told from several different women imprisoned for an extended period of time. It's not as voyeristic as I might have liked as I probably wanted to know more about the actual crimes these women committed but it's interesting all the same. These women wrote as part of the healing process and so they picked a poignent time in their life, a time they felt was significant. Wally Lamb didn't write it, more like collected stories.
Great illustration of a functioning alcoholic. I think a lot of people, especially younger, college age people, can related to without realizing it's a problem. I had to read this book as a requirement of a graduate course. Our professor picked this as a good illustration of alcoholism as diagnosed in the DSM-V. Some parts are slow, as alcoholism isn't always interesting, but again told from someone who experienced it.
Had to read this as part of a graduate course and it was the most interesting of all of the books we were required to read. It's told from the serial killers point of view so you don't know how much is true, how much is exagerated, and how much is minimized but it's worth the read all the same. I read a lot of true crime, nonfiction books and this book stands out. There are recounted stories that a person can never forget.
Great book, can't imagine living through something like that. The last 50 pages I couldn't put the book down. Warning: parts are very graphic but necessary to the integrity of the novel. I have to admit though this is the first novel I read where I noticed several gramatical mistakes that were sometimes distracting but in no way decreases the content. 5 stars, must read.
I really enjoyed this book and am a big Wally Lamb fan. Though it's fiction it reads as non-fiction a lot of the times, especially when dealing with the Columbine story line. I thought some of the story lines were a little drawn out and a condensed version of this book would have been just as great but there is no doubt that you really get to know the characters.
Well the worst part was the beginning reading about the author's life and of course the best part is reading about his experience during the OJ trial. What was also interesting was the relationship between him and Marcia Clark, something I hadn't realized until I read the book. Cut out the first half or so and it can be entertaining.
Didn't care for this book, it seems like very "beginner" advice on dieting, thinking about your body, changing your thoughts kind of self-help book. Quick read because not a lot of information, especially new information. May be good for teens just starting in their struggle with weight and body image.
Loved this book. Read it after all the hype about it and it still exceeded all my expectations. Caught my attention from the very beginning and held it to the very end. I would have picked a little different ending but that's just me. Highly suggest this book.
Interesting at times, boring at times. I have to admit, the points in the book where the Monica Lewinsky scandel was addressed were the most intriguing. Too many names to keep track of or care about-sometimes I think it was just a big thank you novel to those who helped him in his political career. Another intersting thing was the parallels between what he faced during his presidency and the current issues being adressed by our president.
Loved this book and as I'm not Mormon you don't have to be Mormon to love it. Very funny and a great combination of history, drama, and love. Great memoir and I want more, I want to keep reading about her life and hope she writes another book in 5-10 years.
Light, fun, and very quick read especially if you grew up an N'Sync fan and because I did I loved the voyeristic quality of this book. It is also a wonderful coming of age love story-I can't believe how much he was able to keep hidden from the public.
I really liked this book. For some reason I've been facinated with this story from the very beginning and rooted for John Edwards since 2004. I think part of the intruige is that he/and any politician for that matter, actually admitted to the affair and love child and she didn't stand by her man despite the years of marriage. I like the insider's look and sadly enough realize this is all too common in the game of politics.
Great book, Wally Lamb is the best especially when it comes to creating real characters with real mental health issues. Some parts were a little slow but necessary and most parts I couldn't put down. All I know is I want to know more about Delores and certainly didn't want the book to end.
LOVE IT. You can't help but love Tori Spelling, she's so real and so funny. I wasn't a huge Tori fan or anything but you don't have to be you'll still love it. It's voyeristic and honest. If you like her show you'll love her book.
Well I would suggest you be super liberal and a Michael Moore fan to truely enjoy this book. I was nodding my head while cracking up the whole time. A politically minded book that will make you laugh. It wasn't long and a quick read but oh so true. With this book I became a huge Michael Moore fan and have loved him every since. I'm still waiting to get my hands on the rest of his books.