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Not in the good, relatable, "I feel like the author's a personal friend" way, mind you.
The only person in the book I had any empathy for was Gilmour's wife, Tina (not Jesse's mother, but Gilmour's second wife).
[Note re the "tag suggestions" - the author of this book is NOT David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.)
seller was great but the book itself was kind of strange and dull. I thought this was going to be a great read for my book club but we were all disappointed by it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jimmy Yanes
This book is good, but I think the author over wrote to many examples of movies. If he would have taken a few examples out it would have been a great book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rosa
I bought this book at a local chain bookstore - on a bargain shelf. I was intrigued by the idea of someone doing the unthinkable; letting a son drop out of school. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Katherine Barron
I picked up the book at a bargain sale, anticipating the author would have some sort of point of how his film club education for his son assisted or hindered his development in his... Read morePublished 21 months ago by chris oakes
I really liked moments of this book but some of the author's recount seems self-indulgent. There were elements of life that were bypassed therefore affecting the authenticity of... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by barnettanzac
Concept was fascinating but didn't really line up with the narrative. There were two parallel books going on with very little intertwining.Published on August 31, 2011 by Kevin Leek
For the first third of this memoir, I was questioning Gilmour's parenting strategies (suggesting his kid should drop out, supplying him with wine, beer and cigarettes, tolerating... Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by Alaska Reader
Being an advocate of alternatives to public ed, I thought this sounded like and interesting idea. While the films chosen were great, most of them classics, this was not a good... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by B Rose
I am the father of a teenager, and to be honest, I am constantly looking
for advice on what I am doing wrong with me son. I picked this book hoping
to get some insights. Read more