summer read: the road back

6 Aug

Remember this kid?  Well, this book just came out about him.

 

I have been horrible about reading for pleasure, but John and I both quickly devoured this book.  It reads like a novel, it’s hard to believe it’s nonfiction, and about one of my classmates no less.  If you’re seeking immediate inspiration with a happy ending, if you’re looking for confirmation that passion and dedication can defeat adversity, pick up this book immediately!

(On a side note, this book was also a bit of trip to read because most of it takes place in Charlottesville, where Matt & Emily (and John & I) went to college, and the surrounding areas.  With the exception of Joyce’s Ulysses (which critics say you could use as a permanent blueprint of Dublin should you ever need to rebuild it from nothing), I’ve never felt so transported into the setting of a book.)

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2 Responses to “summer read: the road back”

  1. Melissa August 6, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    This guy didn’t go to TJ, right? I don’t remember the name. Not that that means anything. 🙂

    Also, hi! Glad to see that you are doing okay! I think about you often.

    • annaojesus September 8, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      Hi Melissa! Sorry for the delay! He did not go to TJ, but he would have fitted right in 🙂 Thanks so much for checking in–very, very kind of you!

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