057 - The Father I Never Had

I was really excited about reading through Joel's book because I lost my dad at a young age and wanted to read his story. The first thing I noticed is that the book flies by. One minute you're starting it the next your finishing it. It's a super quick read and perfect for the occasional reader since they can probably get through it over a vacation. Another thing I noticed was the writing style. Joel is a decent writer who uses illustrations constantly. The writing isn't necessarily deep, but this isn't intended to be an encyclopedia. Joel's words evoke incredible emotion (almost bringing me to tears on a couple occasions).

One of the only problems with Joel’s book is that near the end the illustrations get old and occasionally are a little cheesy. I won’t hold it against him because he’s from Texas and they can’t help but use alliteration and cheesy illustrations occasionally (that was a joke, by the way). I really did enjoy the book and would recommend picking a copy up for any young man you might know who is growing up without a dad. It’s a tough situation to be in and I think they would connect with a great deal of the emotions and feelings Joel writes about.

I received this book free from Lucid Books via Books4Bloggers, which is a bloggers review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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