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It is one of those books that change the way you think about events in life.
This book is his memoir of spending half his life struggling with guilt, angst, and regret--even though the accident was not his fault.
The emotion behind this life-altering event pours out in his words; I could almost feel a partial catharsis from reading this book.
Very interesting and thought provoking book. Enjoyed it a lot, lots to think about.Published 2 days ago by Patricia L. Zebley
I found Strauss' writing style to be unique and refreshing. It made me think of stream of consciousness, that is, if stream of consciousness as a style were easy to follow. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lisa J. Davis
A poignant exploration of how lives can be turned upside down in a flashPublished 7 months ago by Kristin Louise Duncombe
I am a huge fan of Darin Straus's work ... however ... while this book may have served as catharsis for him, but was not at all satisfying to this reader.Published 7 months ago by Winky
I admit it; I give 5 stars pretty liberally to many books because I love to read and learn. If an author makes me think, care, appreciate , I feel indebted. Read morePublished 8 months ago by 30acrewood
I’ve just read Half a Life, Darin Strauss’ book about an event in his life when he was still a boy, but driving, that would shape forever the man he would and could become. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard Kramer
“Half my life ago, I killed a girl.” So begins Darin Strauss’ memoir about how an accident that killed a girl when he was 18 shaped the man he became. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Book Lover
A memoir is a DNA affair, the reader pointed from one subjective deciphering to the next. It is a dependent on the author's vibes, is it true or misremembered? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Chris Roberts
Very interesting. Great for anyone with a little guilt inside them. Teaches you to not blame yourself. I loved it!Published 11 months ago by TheTruth456