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Nothing Missed, Everything Gained

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
"Nothing Missed, Everything Gained" is William's incredible and rather fascinating first effort, traveling the past through his life experiences from the age of five to the present.

His life is full of nuances, sad, funny, and crazy memories written with a comic undertone, with a certain and interesting sense of humor under a rather unique structure.

Not feeling sorry for
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Paperback, First, 138 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by BMG Press
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Johanna Bouchard
Aug 09, 2013 Johanna Bouchard rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
Nothing Missed is a memoir of the life of William Guzman. Full of humor, satire, and tragedy, the stories were good, but I had a hard time with the flow of this book. There were a lot of times that I had to re-read sentences to fully grasp what the author was saying. Sentences are choppy and incomplete, and the stories do not flow very well together. A good book but there's lots of room for improvement; some heavy editing and polishing up would have done a world of good for this book.
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Nov 24, 2011 A F rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this book late last year, and loved it. Just recently, the publisher was kind enough to send me (free of charge) a replacement copy since many typos and other things were found by the author himself and corrected. Must say I felt honored to have received the book with the final revisions; in some areas, it feels as if the author is answering some of the constructive criticisms received, all in an elegant manner. The first copy was beautifully constructed, but the author improved ...more
Linda
Nov 27, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
I had the opportunity to read this book late last year and again recently when I asked for the "final" version; it appears as though the author/publisher had been doing a market analysis last year. The book, in its final form, I found thoroughly enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised at the overall improvements made. Many of the chapters could be considered "masterpieces."

This is the first memoir I have ever read, but it looks unique in its structure. The author seems to be very honest. In some
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Paul Hollis
Feb 07, 2011 Paul Hollis rated it liked it
This was a first reads book.
A memoir of the author's life with anecdotes about growing up here and in Puerto Rico. The stories were all entertaining and reinforced that no matter where we are and what culture we are from, we are all the same.
Well worth reading and it made me refelcet on my life and family.
Nancy Wright
May 14, 2014 Nancy Wright rated it it was amazing
I loved it it reminds me of my life.
Peter
Jan 22, 2012 Peter rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading the Spanish edition and felt compelled to raise my rating from 4 to 5 stars. Love the Spanish version even better. On "Preface", the author himself says that his Spanish might be better. He is right!

An amazing effort by a first-time author. As a kid he was wiser beyond his years, a fact that may have saved him from becoming a corrupted individual. If he did not have it “that bad”, it was because of his keen awareness of his surrounding which developed over time.

As a kid, he
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Celeste
Dec 03, 2011 Celeste rated it it was amazing
I purchased the book this past year, when the author had a book signing event. I was pleasantly surprised. While I liked the earlier version, the later and seemingly final version, which I received recently, was even better (with a new poem at the conclusion). Still in my late teens, I have had to read many books in High School. Then in College, I read some others. Read Nothing Missed in about two days (the second time around) and I could not put it down.

It is well writen, with clearer passages
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Dawn
Jun 10, 2016 Dawn rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
This was really difficult to get through because of the lack of editing and poor sentence structure. The background and story to be told is lost in the structure of the book and confusing thoughts. I think a revised version with more details would make for a pretty good read.
Kelli
Oct 15, 2011 Kelli rated it did not like it
Another sob story about a guy boohooing about his childhood life. His dad didn't treat him right or his dad didn't pay him enough attention, blah, blah. Sounds like his dad did the best he could. I really didn't see why his memoir was so important. He didn't have it that bad
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Aug 21, 2013 Celeste rated it it was amazing
For the good reader, this is a marvelous read.
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