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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    Bravo Mr. Lopez!!!

    BRAVO!! Beautifully orchestrated....thank you for sharing your compassion and perserverance in bringing 'The Solist' to light. I 'felt' so much as I turned each page. Thank you for reminding us all of the pain and anguish of mental illness and social neglect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    Good read.

    I enjoyed this book and would suggest it to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    What a talent, both author and subject.

    This book used all my emotions. What more can I say?

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    An Honest Look at Those We Have Forgotten

    The Soloist follows Steve Lopez's journey as he tries to help a former Juilliard student, Nathaniel Ayers, who is now homeless and diagnosed with mental illness. What is so compelling is the honest, close-up view of those whom are mentally ill and the abandonment that has left them with nowhere else to go but the streets. Lopez hails the often unseen mental health workers and volunteers that have dedicated their lives to turning this tragedy into something made of hope. His struggles with the differing viewpoints on treatment and his own impatience bring to life the reality of trying to save the world or even just one person. As I was reading, I felt like I was taking this journey with Lopez. That I was learning just as he was learning. Lopez makes it clear that important life lessons can be learned in the most unsuspecting of places. It is an eye-opening and heartbreaking look at the unpredictability of life and how in an instant everything we know as real can be challenged or even worse - for some - taken away completely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    a wonderful tribute to humanity.

    It's a beutiful story about a columnest looking for a story, finding one and in the process helping a wonderfully talented homeless musician find his way to safety and a glorious connection with concert musicians that he long ago studied with in Juilliard. The book is well researched, classical musicians should appreciate it.

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