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Man Alive by Thomas Page McBee
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it was amazing

This book is so, so good.

If I had to say what it's about, I'd say that it's about childhood sexual abuse, a gunpoint mugging as an adult, and how these two experiences informed McBee's understanding of what it means to become a man. That would be a simplification, of course, but I know that sometimes when you read these reviews you want to get some idea of what the book deals with.

I had lots of feelings as I read Man Alive, but the main one was awe at the author's bravery in writing about these things. So open, genuine, vulnerable, convicted.

I truly couldn't put it down, which to me is probably the greatest feature of any book. I think I finished it at something like 4 am, for what that's worth. ;)

Recommendation: for everyone who is interested in life and humanity. I can't say enough good things about it.
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September 12, 2014 – Finished Reading
September 14, 2014 – Shelved

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