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Another tedious, "I turned my life around, but I was already a good person, because everyone said I was..."
on April 5, 2015
This book is somewhat entertaining because he knows how to write, but wow does he over do quoting and repeating stats and discussions on the memory issues he may or may not have, and give a bunch of people/examples on who always knew he was talented and good. Overall there isn't much takeaway from it, nothing new or a wow factor. I don't see why people give it such high ratings. In the Greater Scheme of Things, yes some people dig themselves out of serious self-abuse and trials of health issues and become productive citizens, so good job on that. Apart from tons of examples of people who thought he was a-ok, what bothered me is that he appears to have a serious lack of respect for women. "As far as I could tell, taking care of my children did not require ovaries".. because women were "hissing" at him in times of his girls having public behavior issues. He also writes, "Women often marry men in the belief that they will grow into something else". Researched based? For a man that admits that he often used troubled women in place of real relationships, was guilty of domestic violence and was awful at monogamy, I think he could have given more introspection about why he is this way, but that definitely wasn't what he wanted the book to be about. He says it was the drugs and somewhat the troubled women themselves. Agreed, he does say it was bad, but those things do not make a man violent towards a woman, it is a serious lack of respect, and nothing in his book showed me he saw it as a problem in him that it clearly is.