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My Father at 100: A Memoir

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9 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

highly recommended

ron reagan exposes some of the reasons his father was so popular all the while cheating the middle class at the expence of the wealthy and why many of those who were negativly impacted loved him. also explains why his father was the godfather of defecit spending. reagan...
ron reagan exposes some of the reasons his father was so popular all the while cheating the middle class at the expence of the wealthy and why many of those who were negativly impacted loved him. also explains why his father was the godfather of defecit spending. reagan being one of the most damaging presidents to labor and poor alike a robin hood in reverse if you will did so much damage to the very people who loved him he was indeed the great communicator.

posted by taxmule on January 24, 2011

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16 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

This Will Probably Be A Disappointment As Ron Jr. Must Have Been:

I'm ordering this book expecting little knowing Ron Reagan Jr. has usually lived up to that standard himself. Ron Reagan Jr. gives proof to the old adage that acorns grow poorly in the shade of giant oaks.

I loved President Reagan and dare any reader to go a single ...
I'm ordering this book expecting little knowing Ron Reagan Jr. has usually lived up to that standard himself. Ron Reagan Jr. gives proof to the old adage that acorns grow poorly in the shade of giant oaks.

I loved President Reagan and dare any reader to go a single day without hearing him lauded in connection with his achievements or philosophy. He changed this country in a profound way that has and will continue to last for decades. Unfortunately as with many fathers their offspring reject what loving guidance is offered only to grow older and learn for themselves the wisdom that comes with age, Ron Reagan Jr. never learns. He as with his sister have floundered trying desperately to make an income off of the fame of their father. This appears to be just another attempt. I bought the book thinking that if Ronald Reagan could live with his disappointments, surely I can live with this small one.

I suggest people buy this book and deduct it on their income tax as a charitable donation in honor of President Reagan. I look forward to Ron's next book, "My Father At 105", if he doesn't starve to death first.

posted by 5173173 on December 16, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    This Will Probably Be A Disappointment As Ron Jr. Must Have Been:

    I'm ordering this book expecting little knowing Ron Reagan Jr. has usually lived up to that standard himself. Ron Reagan Jr. gives proof to the old adage that acorns grow poorly in the shade of giant oaks.

    I loved President Reagan and dare any reader to go a single day without hearing him lauded in connection with his achievements or philosophy. He changed this country in a profound way that has and will continue to last for decades. Unfortunately as with many fathers their offspring reject what loving guidance is offered only to grow older and learn for themselves the wisdom that comes with age, Ron Reagan Jr. never learns. He as with his sister have floundered trying desperately to make an income off of the fame of their father. This appears to be just another attempt. I bought the book thinking that if Ronald Reagan could live with his disappointments, surely I can live with this small one.

    I suggest people buy this book and deduct it on their income tax as a charitable donation in honor of President Reagan. I look forward to Ron's next book, "My Father At 105", if he doesn't starve to death first.

    16 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

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    This book.....

    At first, the first couple of pages in, I couldn't help but smile at the wonderful and sweet portrayal of his fathers, although he came across as sounding snobbish about some of the things he writes. Later in the book, I got annoyed by him constantly calling Ronald Reagan "our hero" and "hero" and sounding patronizing. I got tired of his "Let's pretend that I know what I'm talking about but make up stuff as I go along" -- like his conjecture that the reason Jack Reagan drank was because his wife was no longer giving him sex because she was overly modest and told not to have any more children, which -- let's face it -- has no basis in fact.

    The book comes across as snobbish and mean, mostly because he seems to make some of it up as he goes along.

    There are good points in this book, the stories that no one else can really tell about Ronald Reagan are pretty good, they bring an intimate look to the type of father that Ronnie was, which to me was worth the purchase. That said, there are so many condescending, snobbish things written in the book, that many times you will just have to walk away from it and come back to it later, and maybe even skip a few pages.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    Not a book for Reagan admirers! Most of the book had a "Po

    Not a book for Reagan admirers! Most of the book had a "Poor Me" kind of attitude. It was like he went out of his way to bad mouth and dirty his father's reputation. He questioned the motives and validity of all of Ronald Reagan's accomplishments. Do yourself a favor and put this book back on the shelf (where it belongs).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Trading in on the family name

    Stick with the other son - Michael.

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