After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story

by Michael Hainey
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After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I initially thought a memoir situated in Chicago would be interesting but other than the location it was a real snore. The search for answers in the reporters dads death wasnt compelling. There wasnt enough depth in character development and the ending of the book was predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Should have been a short story in GQ magazine than an actual book. This may have been the authors way of working through the skeleton's in his families closet.
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i really enjoyed the book, it is very well written and although i suspected the circumstances of his father's death even before i bought the book, it ends up that is not the point of the book. the search for that truth becomes the journey of how the author make deeper connections to his family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Enjoyed the writing style immensely. Very touching.
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MullyJS More than 1 year ago
I find myself drawn to memoirs and it surprises me because they don't tend to have a lot of action. But the good ones take the reader on a journey of discovery and growth. 'After Visiting Friends'  did that. I loved the ending. 
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Didn't hold my interest, founb myself speed reading this book
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Dukewife More than 1 year ago
A lovely story of a man searching for the truth behind his father's death when he was 6 yrs old. As a journalist, he tracks down all the leads he has and tries to break the wall of silence from his father's friends as to what really happened. Since his dead died in 1970, many of the people he needs to talk to are dead. But being the resilient reporter, he unearths as much of the truth as he can. It's really a story of family, single mothers, a time when police and the press were too close for comfort and a story of a boy wanting to know the father who left him so early. You really get invested in his story.
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Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw Michael Hainey on local Chicago TV and ordered the book right away. I did not want to put it down.
csheryl More than 1 year ago
Excellent - evocative and beautifully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping hold on to your seat reading cant put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great true story - sometimes real life is stranger then fiction - Felt like I knew the writer and his mom and dad and really cared about them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but this was not a page turner. While it is a good story, I believe the writing of this book was a personal catharsis. An average read at best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story grabs you from the start and doesn't let you go until the end.  A very touching story that anyone with a family can relate to. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book,