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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Special Offer Today: Free Words


In honor of Memorial Day, I'm not going to review Laura Hillenbrand's book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.
In case you've been living under a rock, Unbroken has been discussed, reviewed, awarded and broadcasted all over the net. Words like "staggering", "mesmerizing" and "page-turner" are standard fare for this masterpiece.
The reviews lie.
The book is beyond all that. It's a must-read, in the truest sense of the phrase. Louis Zamperini's story is the story of a generation who, because of their sacrifice, I can write anything I want to on this post. Under the comments, you can write anything you want to without being afraid that you'll be censored, fined, or imprisoned. As readers and writers, we cherish essays, poetry, stories, novels--anything composed of words, we love. Today, I remind myself that because of their sacrifice, the freedom to write is mine.

3 comments:

Joyce Elson Moore said...

Rebbie: Wonderful post, and very appropriate. I'll have to read this book.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Rebbie,

Thanks for giving us a heads-up on this book. Wonderful review! I see this is the author of Seabiscuit. I loved that nonfiction book even more than the movie.

Rebbie Macintyre said...

Thank you, Joyce and Jacqueline, for commenting. UNBROKEN is a great book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.