Einstein's Shutter

Rated 4.90/5 based on 12 reviews
Einstein’s Shutter is a whirlwind journey into a decade of one man’s life. A relationship, the death of a friend and an insider view of what happened in NYC after 9/11. It is a story about redemption, reincarnation and ultimately about the power of the human spirit in a man and a city, finding the strength they need to rise again.

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About Vincent Yanez

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Vincent Yanez was born in a small mining town in the Arizona desert. He is the author of a bunch of books. Check them out at www.TheMessyGlory.com

Mr. Yanez lives in Arizona with his life coach, Feng Shui master and schnauzer, Mr. Bernstein.

Mr. Yanez has won no great literary awards or recognition, but waits for the frenzy of adoration to begin at any moment. Mr. Yanez enjoys the smell of rain, long walks on the beach and the crunch of a warm, crispy tater tot.


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Review by: Kylie Reynolds on March 25, 2012 :
A very worthwhile read. Well written so that the reader is drawn into the emotions and experiences as a participant rather than as a spectator.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leo Leibovici on Jan. 10, 2012 :
Great book. Gripping and moving. Only issue I have is with the format. On my Kobo at least, the text size seemed to alter every other paragraph. Rather distracting.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Taryn on July 29, 2011 :
Just finished this book and it was awesome. Was written in a way that i felt like i started to know the author personally. I felt his pain and happiness and totally related!
(review of free book)

Review by: rosa branca on March 25, 2011 :
It was the first book i downloaded from smashwords, and i loved this book.
(review of free book)

Review by: susiec on Feb. 22, 2011 :
A beautifully written book - and no, I don't know the author! I really enjoyed this book - it drew me right into the author's world. A gem of a book. Congratulations to Vince Yanez.
(review of free book)

Review by: Not Exiled on Jan. 04, 2011 :
I just finished "Einstein's Shutter" and loved it! It was the first book I downloaded from Smashwords and the first time I had heard of Mr. Yanez.
The book is such a wonderful description of part of a life, of events in a life, of relationships, of searching for the truth. In addition, the author has a wonderful (dry) sense of humor that comes out from time to time.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting an enjoyable good read.

I just wish your book "It Doesn't Matter Which Road You Take: A European Travel Story" were available in digital form!
(review of free book)

Review by: Tina Barnett on Nov. 23, 2010 :
This was a great book - I couldn't put it down. This was my first download from Smashwords, and I'm so glad that I chose this one. (And I don't know the author.)
(review of free book)

Review by: Sonia Yanez on Aug. 14, 2010 :
deserves more than 5 stars, but here ya go!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sonia Yanez on Aug. 14, 2010 : (no rating)
loved your story, brother... you had me laughing, and crying. i'm glad you came back home. :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Loretta Lee-Penington on June 01, 2010 :
Okay, I'll confess that I do know the author of this book...or I thought I did until I read this memoir. Though I knew most of the people and places and lived my life parallel to Vince's I had no idea of the breadth and depth of his spirit and soul.

I had been putting off reading the book because I still remember 9/11; what I saw, where I was, who I was with and what it was like that day trying to get off the island and back to the safety of my home and husband in Jersey City. I remember the hours, days and weeks after 9/11 and I was afraid this book would bring up bad memories. Einstein’s Shutter is thoughtfully written and the subject of 9/11 (though still painful) was addressed in the author's unique perspective and provides an integral part of the narrative.

It's a beautiful story of love, loss, redemption and all of the subjects that make a great read. I was afraid I would be uncomfortable seeing a side of Vince that was so private but, I wasn't the least bit uncomfortable. I was so enthralled that read the whole book from cover to cover in one day.

Please read this book if you feel like you are screwed up, alone, don't know what it all means or aren't worth love. Read this book if you want a laugh, a cry and just to know there is someone else out there who struggles to figure out why we are on this big old blue ball in the sky.
(review of free book)

Review by: Christine Cullinan on April 03, 2010 : (no rating)
I remember where I was on 9/11. I was visiting my Granny in the bay area, when she woke me up saying that explosions were hitting the World Trade Center. Together we watched the news in horror as the events unfolded. We were under attack.

Imagine going through the shock that all of us felt, but in person. Einstein's Shutter provides a fabulous imagery of New York City for those of us that have never had the chance to visit....the subways belching out people and scents of body odor, garlic, and other unpleasantness; the lights of the Chrysler Building at night; the street sellers on the corner, and so on. The most intriguing thing about this book for me was the description of being there in person for 9/11 and in the aftermath. As a nation, we all grieved and recovered from the reality that we had been attacked and thousands had died. It's a different thing when you're mourning next to the smoldering ashes. The poignant tales of walking past families waiting to hear from their loved ones that worked in the buildings, and trying to go out to dinner and resume a sense of normalcy in the wake of the tragedy, are striking.

Yet, even more striking, is the story of a regular guy, his relationships, and his search for faith in something, anything, that will make his world make sense. In friendships, relationships, and his professional life, the author struggles to find meaning, a purpose, to feel fulfillment. The end result is not always what we expect, however there are lessons to be learned at every turn.

This is an excellent memoir, heartfelt, genuine, and funny at times as well. I highly recommend it to anyone that has ever wondered what else is out there.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: R R on March 12, 2010 :
One of the best memoirs I've read in a long time. So honest and
poignant. I'll read anything this author writes. Loved it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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