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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

An Important Read

If you've read about Joe Paterno in the news this year, you must also read this book. The book does not give much time to his years in high school and at Brown, but I suppose there are/will be other books for that. The author addresses the subject and I believe his atte...
If you've read about Joe Paterno in the news this year, you must also read this book. The book does not give much time to his years in high school and at Brown, but I suppose there are/will be other books for that. The author addresses the subject and I believe his attempt to write the truth (as Joe asked) is sincere. The book gives valuable insight into his interactions with his family, his players, his community, his colleagues, the university administration and the media. Overall, I also see it as a commentary on how a human is built up in our society and how quickly that pedestal can come crashing down. I have felt that way a lot recently, but this author was able to capture it in prose.

posted by BeckyBVA on August 21, 2012

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Following Joe from the time I was little, I couldn't wait to rea

Following Joe from the time I was little, I couldn't wait to read this book. This has put many questions to rest in my mind. I feel he has answered most of them and it is a shame that he didn't get a chance himself to publically say all that was in this great book. T...
Following Joe from the time I was little, I couldn't wait to read this book. This has put many questions to rest in my mind. I feel he has answered most of them and it is a shame that he didn't get a chance himself to publically say all that was in this great book. The book was well rounded from his youth all the way to his death bed. For those who doubt him read Lou Prato's write-up in the Blue-White paper on the Freeh Report!!

posted by sab3 on September 22, 2012

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Following Joe from the time I was little, I couldn't wait to rea

    Following Joe from the time I was little, I couldn't wait to read this book. This has put many questions to rest in my mind. I feel he has answered most of them and it is a shame that he didn't get a chance himself to publically say all that was in this great book. The book was well rounded from his youth all the way to his death bed. For those who doubt him read Lou Prato's write-up in the Blue-White paper on the Freeh Report!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Well...

    Those looking to humanize their hero will love it.
    Those looking for an objective biography will be disapointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    A very Fair assessment

    Being a fan of Joe Paterno for many years now, and being a Penn State Alum, I couldn't wait to read this book. In my heart, I know he was a Great man,and a good man at heart and in his soul. We may never know all the details of the Sandusky scandal, but I believe what Joe believed, that the truth will come out and he will be okay.

    I loved the stories from his youth, the stories about different players and his relationships with them.

    All in all, I loved this book. I laughed a lot, smiled at the Joe-isms and got teary when things got rough for him and his family.

    Thanks to Joe Posnanski for aspiring to write a fair and honest book about a man who was human, flawed, and also did GREAT things for others in his life.

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    Posted February 15, 2013

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