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on Nov. 18, 2011 :
As a past friend of the author from his early teens, I found the book to be both enlightning and a bit sad at the same time. I had heard of the passing of his mother Alma, who was quite a fantastic woman as Bruce expresses throughout the book, but I had not heard of the separation from his wife. You can feel the pain, hurt and loneliness in his writing.
I was especially moved by the chapter written in memory of our good friend Phil Rusty "Fred" Seigler. Many of the stories Bruce tells about Fred are extremely funny and brought back many memories as I was there too, some 40 years ago. Fred was an exceptional character who you were always glad he had your back.
It was good to read of his brothers and sister as I had lost touch so long ago. The trials and tribulations the family has gone through are so well documented in this book.
Throughout the book, Bruce tells stories of his boys and his endearing love for them comes out in his writing.
The author also expresses his opinions on politics, the financial meltdown and religion with what one would consider either a rant or the ravings of a man that just doesn't understand why the world just doesn't understand. Either way, make for very interesting reading.
For me the book brought back a rush of happy memories of my teenage years, but also a deep sadness of the realization that what I had perceived as a deep friendship between the author, the boys and myself, has been lost by the years that have passed. Time, as they say, can be an enemy or a friend.
All in all, I enjoyed the book very much.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)