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Norman Rothman died the same evening as President Gordon B. Hinckley, January 27, 2008. The touching story of Norman's friendship with Pres. Hinckley and how they came to journey home on the same day was published in the Deseret Morning News the following evening. I heard this story the next morning on the radio while driving in to work and determined to learn more about Norman Rothman. It turns out he made that easier by publishing this auto-biography in 1986. I located an autographed, first ed ...more
In all honesty it was rough read. He bounces around all over the place. He will be talking about a particular event in his life only to interrupt himself and go on for page after page only to come back pages later.

The first third of the book was well put together and I enjoyed it (despite bouncing around) and is the only reason why I gave it two stars. But the last two thirds were really hard. I skimmed lots of pages because it just seemed irrelevant. For example, he had a good 30-40 pages of th
I bought andread this outstandin g book way back in '78 when it first came out. A close friend of mine was mentioned in the book, which was an added plus, which was a surprise, as I hadn't known he knew Norman. Yesterday, a close friend sent me a Fireside that a former Jewish man had been a speaker for an d it brought this book to my mind, thinking ikt was this other guy, but it wasn't and since my original copy was damaged in a flood underneath our home, we lost a lot of our booksYEARS ago, so ...more
Jan 07, 2009 Alison rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This book was long at times, but I read it all the way through in a few days. If a book captures my interest enough to keep me reading all the way through, then it is good! I enjoyed reading the story of his life as a Jew and then a Mormon. It turns out he lived in Santa Ana and went to the Greenview (or whatever it is called) chapel that is near South Coast Plaza.
I learned some cool things about Jewish culture and beliefs. Some time i will elaborate if you are interested.
Well, I was hoping for a comparison of Judaism and the gospel, and why Judaism to Mormonism was an easy transition, and there was about a 20 page section of that in the 400 page book, and the rest was WAY too much of the author's personal information. I'll be honest I skimmed through most of it.
I met the author when I was serving as a missionary on Temple Square. He was an endearing man. I really enjoyed this book.
Feb 15, 2008 Mililani rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Mililani by: Paperback given to all those who attended his funeral
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