Even if you aren't, it's a solid, well written, well researched read.
I have read many biographies and in this book, Alexander Masters starts his story about Stuart, a life backwards, just like the title states.
Alexander Masters really brought a poignant humanity to Stuart's story, a man of little learning, but amazing intelligence and insight.
I loved this book. It's a very touching, sad, and meaningful story. It was one of those books that you sit there in silence for awhile after reading. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cracker23
I downloaded it to my Kindle Fire and have read it twice so far! I watch it a couple of times a week on UTube also. Sad but Good - if that makes any sense. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Meemaw Miller
I looked this book up after seeing a film based on it...amazing film and even more amazing read. Went far too quickly...I look forward to getting to know more of Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ambur
Homeless people - part of the furniture in the streets of any large city - easy to move around, to ignore, and to have little to wonder about. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kiwiflora
I love memoirs and biographies about drug addiction, homelessness, dysfunctional families. I have read and enjoyed many of them (Glass Castle, Running with Scissors, Breaking... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Christina Rickman
Generally, I read the book before I watch a movie, but as with the title, the opposite happened. I watched the movie by the BBC with Tom Hardy (Stuart) and Benedict Cumberbatch... Read morePublished 11 months ago by David Shallenberger
I really enjoyed reading this book. Thanks to Stuart Shorter we get a glimpse into his life experiences, struggles, and thoughts as a mentally unstable, homeless adult. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dana
It is sad and yet you laugh, tragic and well written. I have also watched the move on my computer as it only comes in Region 2 formate and should also come in Region 1 for us in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Karen M. Woods