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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I LOVED THIS BOOK

The lessons here focused on a variety of subjects, from race, to politics, to individual self-worth. And the lessons are powerful and relatable on a number of levels. Pay attention and you'll understand that Don Lemon the journalist was made possible because Don Lemon t...
The lessons here focused on a variety of subjects, from race, to politics, to individual self-worth. And the lessons are powerful and relatable on a number of levels. Pay attention and you'll understand that Don Lemon the journalist was made possible because Don Lemon the man lived the life he lived. Spend some time learning about where he grew up, how he grew up and what he learned about truth and secrets early-on, and you'll never again look at someone like Lemon, who on the surface appears to have it all, and assume that their life, as it appears to be, was reached via a crystal stair. Like all of us, he's been loved, known uncertainty, been damaged, and grown resilient in the course of a life filled with moments of joy and a history pain.

posted by 8650213 on June 17, 2011

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

A Gushing School-Boy's revealations

I have just now, completed Mr. Lemon's book :'Transparent".The book reads too much like a youthful school boy's -gushing essay.I have listened to Mr. Lemon on air (quite often)May I say, that 'The Written Effort' does not line up with the 'Interviewing/Spoken Lemon' .T...
I have just now, completed Mr. Lemon's book :'Transparent".The book reads too much like a youthful school boy's -gushing essay.I have listened to Mr. Lemon on air (quite often)May I say, that 'The Written Effort' does not line up with the 'Interviewing/Spoken Lemon' .The book promises soul wrenching cathartic releases, that it does not deliver... There are some re-deemable portions in the book i.e: The description of early school days as a sanctuary and a refuge...portions like that are worthy.I suppose that the way that the chapters are labled-lends itself to allowing it, being a good teaching tool(in as much that readers can self-identify with the headings and self-absolve).I feel somehow, that it had excellent potential;but it keeps falling short on length and merit of living up to most of the chapters' potential..The effort comes across like a "rush to print". The book leaves this reader asking:Where is the rest?

posted by acholutus on May 29, 2011

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