Do-Over!: In Which a Forty-Eight-Year-Old Father of Three Returns to Kindergarten, Summer Camp, the Prom, and Other Embarrassments

Do-Over!: In Which a Forty-Eight-Year-Old Father of Three Returns to Kindergarten, Summer Camp, the Prom, and Other Embarrassments

by Robin Hemley
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Do-Over!: In Which a Forty-Eight-Year-Old Father of Three Returns to Kindergarten, Summer Camp, the Prom, and Other Embarrassments 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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MinnesotaReader More than 1 year ago
What time in your life or embarrassing experience would you like to redo? Author Robin Hemley explores this intriguing concept in his book DO-OVER! In each chapter, he shares a painful adolescent memory, why he wanted a second chance to fix it, what he learned, and how it applied to his current life. Poignant examples include kindergarten, a school play, prom, and his unfinished student exchange program in Japan. As his do-over proceeds, he makes many fascinating observations on the evolution of the experience in general. An example is how teaching methods have improved. Other compelling insights include how childhood in general has changed since the 1960's, when he was a boy. DO-OVER! is emotionally candid, engaging, and very thoughtfully written. I greatly admire Mr. Hemley's honesty in sharing his faults and mistakes. He describes bittersweet moments with much humor, providing many laugh-out-loud moments. There truly is uplifting wisdom for everyone in this absorbing book. It's an amazingly entertaining read and I highly recommend it!
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
DO-OVER! is a book that I totally enjoyed and felt jealous of Robin Hemley. He got to relive those things in his life that were embarrassing or failed the first time around. How many of us wished that we could redo certain moments in our lives. Not only does he succeed in any of his attempts, he writes in detail explaining how he does each moment, contacting people long ago forgotten. This is quite an interesting tale of one middle aged man (could it be a midlife crisis?) It took guts to redo his life and this is one remarkable journey where not only the reader learns something, but so does the author.