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Eloquent book on family and on politics
on September 22, 2010
I really enjoyed this book. While not the most literary writer, Gordon Smith writes with a directness and simplicity that is very compelling to read. He wrote movingly of his feelings for his family, particularly his son Garrett who passed.
I also was interested in his description of the political process in getting a mental health care law passed. He provided a true insider's perspective.
I'm taking off one star because I wish he had written more about how his other two children handled Garrett's death. Perhaps he was trying to preserve their privacy, but even a fleeting reference would have been appreciated.
I'm not taking off a star for this, but will note that it's also quite a short book. In Kindle terms, it's 1255-whatever-they-are long, while most books that I read are around 5000-whatever-they-are. For the bargain Kindle price, though, I was not at all disappointed, and felt it well worth the money.