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He writes in a very conversational tone, and in fact I would like to hear him read this book.
I picked this up because I had a long commute and it was about the only thing that looked interesting in the library's collection of audio books on CD.
It recites facts from the author's boyhood, pleasant and otherwise, without much subjective sense of what it was like to have lived though them.
History-wise, this was a interesting read since Mr. Brokaw is only 2 years older than I am. Learning about life on a farm in S. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Joe Hohmann
Great book, lots of history and easy reading. Hope to have him autograph it in Pickstown in June, I can't wait.Published 6 months ago by cheryll jacobson
Gift for my dad. Same era, both grew up in the Midwest. Dad loved it and started reading it immediately.Published 11 months ago by J. Jones
I am only three chapters into the book, but I can tell you so far it is GREAT! He is the very best author.Published 22 months ago by mholladay
I had finished reading The Time of Our Lives and came across A Long Way from Home. I couldn't put it down as I could relate to so very much of what Brokaw described in this book. Read morePublished 24 months ago by jofachm
I'm still reading my through Fred Busch's entire oeuvre, having read maybe 20 of his books by now, and it hasn't yet become a chore, and I strongly suspect it never will. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by Timothy J. Bazzett
Tom Brokaw's fame make him a potentially fascinating subject for an autobiography, yet such lofty expectations will only serve to increase your disappointment in this book. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by TW
Before Tom Brokaw became one of America's most famous anchormen, he was a kid with white bucks and a ducktail trying to make his mark in the hardscrabble world of South Dakota,... Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Slokes