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After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I saw Michael Hainey on local Chicago TV and ordered the book ri

I saw Michael Hainey on local Chicago TV and ordered the book right away. I did not want to put it down.

posted by 16733082 on March 3, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Hoping for more

Should have been a short story in GQ magazine than an actual book. This may have been the authors way of working through the skeleton's in his families closet.

posted by 7108374 on April 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    I saw Michael Hainey on local Chicago TV and ordered the book ri

    I saw Michael Hainey on local Chicago TV and ordered the book right away. I did not want to put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    excellent, reads like a mystery novel

    i really enjoyed the book, it is very well written and although i suspected the circumstances of his father's death even before i bought the book, it ends up that is not the point of the book. the search for that truth becomes the journey of how the author make deeper connections to his family

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Loved it

    Excellent book. Enjoyed the writing style immensely. Very touching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    To lexi

    Hey

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    I find myself drawn to memoirs and it surprises me because they

    I find myself drawn to memoirs and it surprises me because they don't tend to have a lot of action. But the good ones take the reader on a journey of discovery and growth. 'After Visiting Friends'  did that. I loved the ending. 

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    So glad I bought this book!

    Excellent - evocative and beautifully written.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    Michael Hainey is one heck of a writer. The story is powerful an

    Michael Hainey is one heck of a writer. The story is powerful and gripping. It's one of these books that is impossible to put down. He writes with such honesty and beauty. You read about family (their past), the old newspaper world (they have a coda of sticking together), how he went about his investigation, and what he found.
    Hainey is the deputy editor of GQ. This is his first book and I hope it's not his last. Truly tremendous writing.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    This story grabs you from the start and doesn't let you go until

    This story grabs you from the start and doesn't let you go until the end.  A very touching story that anyone with a family can relate to. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    great book,  

    great book,  

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Compelling story. Felt like I was in Chicago. Completely satisfied.

    A memoir that reads like a mystery.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Excellent

    Beautifully written, a page turner

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    Posted March 25, 2013

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