Jen Kilpatrick's Reviews > The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream

The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw
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Dec 26, 11

Read from December 21 to 26, 2011

I'd say this book was a huge disappointment, but that would imply that I had expectations. I'm not sure why I picked it up. I suppose the only excuse I have is that Cracker Barrel's selection was struggling. I prefer to listen to non-fiction while driving, and there were only 3 options. Anyway...chapters 1 & 2 were so boring I almost turned it off, but chapter 3 was about education so I kept listening. At the end of the book, I can honestly say I have no idea what it was really about. He talked in circles and repeated himself for most of the book...so much so that I thought the CD had restarted SEVERAL times. The "storyline" was super unorganized and not very well-connected; I had a hard time following what seems to just be Brokaw's meandering thoughts, memories, and personal anecdotes. Maybe reading it would have helped...but I wouldn't bank on it. (And I won't even get into the part where I disagreed with a large portion of his views on "America".)
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12/21/2011 "Listening to this audio book...not at all impressed...but it's helping me survive holiday driving."

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