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Most Helpful Favorable Review

55 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic Read; even better gift!

Yesterday I received an advanced order copy of Glenn Beck¿s book. Last night instead of watching mindless TV programs I began reading it. I have only read two other books cover to cover in one sitting, Living at the Summit by Dr. Tom Hill and The Little Gold Book of Y...
Yesterday I received an advanced order copy of Glenn Beck¿s book. Last night instead of watching mindless TV programs I began reading it. I have only read two other books cover to cover in one sitting, Living at the Summit by Dr. Tom Hill and The Little Gold Book of YES!Attitude by Jeffrey Gitomer but last night I read The Christmas Sweater cover to cover. Glenn Beck is well known for his political commentary and should anyone decide NOT to read his book because of his beliefs, it will be their loss. This is an amazing novel, not a political commentary, about a 12 year old boy who experiences rough times growing up and how he responds or better, reacts. It is a book about growing up, about believing in yourself, about having faith, and about change. The book brought back memories of people, places, things and events in my own life as a youngster that I had completely forgotten about. The book is based in part about Glenn¿s life as he explains at the end. It is a very compelling read that I not only recommend everyone reading but the book would make a fantastic Christmas gift especially if you get the collector¿s hard cover edition. Gymbeaux

posted by Gymbeaux on November 11, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

11 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

The Wonder Years and The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I borrowed this from the library after hearing so much about it on, what else, "The Glen Beck Radio Show." It is a quick read... however, as soon as I started it, all I could think of was "The Wonder Years" TV show w/ Fred Savage. Glen's writing sounded like the narra...
I borrowed this from the library after hearing so much about it on, what else, "The Glen Beck Radio Show." It is a quick read... however, as soon as I started it, all I could think of was "The Wonder Years" TV show w/ Fred Savage. Glen's writing sounded like the narrator of "The Wonder Years" episodes, which I loved... and which had far, far better stories than this book has. I found it trite, predictable, a knock-off of the usual Christmas themes as "It's A Wonderful Life." Somehow, I never got the impression that Eddie/Glen ever really "got it." The reader could see right through the imaginary Ralph, aka his Dad, aka God. If you are looking for this kind of read, I would recommend Mitch Albom's books, which elicited far more emotion than this Glen Beck book. I give it a thumbs down. Instead, buy or borrow from the library these from Mitch Albom: "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," "Tuesdays with Morrie," and "For One More Day." They are well-written and emotional. Just my opinion, of course.

posted by 544725 on December 7, 2008

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  • Posted November 8, 2008

    "Christmas Sweater" Is A Gift

    Once I started reading I could not put it down. I cried many times. I preorederd two copies. (In addition, Glenn gave one away to our servicemen and women if you preordered two) One for me and one to give away. I will give away both with a note to pass it on.<BR/><BR/>Thank you Glenn

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2008

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    Author, Light at the End of My Pen

    Glen is a true patroit, a great american! Way to Beck

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2008

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    Nice story, too many errors!

    Noted errors on three separate pages throughout this book. I enjoyed most of the story, although it did get pretty cheesy at some points. The errors aren't a huge deal but they are a bit of a distraction. Heavily, heavily, heavily marketed by Glenn and his staff, which almost seemed desperate.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2010

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    Recommend to all

    This book is a good read with a twist close to the end. Enjoyable, brings by memories of when I was young.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    Not my cup of tea

    This was on the best seller list for some time, so I finally bought it. It didn't send me at all. I had to make myself finish the story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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