The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
ISBN: 0385528205
EAN13: 9780385528207
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 11, 2011
Pages: 250
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.9" L x 5.1" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Intriguing Story
After first hearing about this book, I had to pick it up. Two fascinating and intriguing stories told by Dr. Abraham's widow, Rekha, showed how these two lives diverged so starkly later in life. It's just that we don't know everything." Just read the book and decide for yourself whether or not to take part in the lottery.
The book, "The Whole Nine Yards," makes you think differently about choices we are presented with in life. Turner said he was "100 percent behind" the deal. Haden Moore's story been told differently, his lawyer said. His life is one of success because of a few sound choices made by his mother. Leaving aside the obvious question of why Moore would choose a prostitute, the writer tells his story as a cautionary tale for all those wondering how life's choices affect your future.
   A Prescription for Change
The author defined the boys' mothers through their responses to their sons' behaviors as they grew up.
   Course required reading, but it wasn't a bad read
It's not a long book and is fairly interesting as you follow the lives of two young black males in Baltimore through the prism of certain decisions made throughout their lives. It is well written and easy to follow, except when the story line changes, it doesn't take too long before you realize what has happened.
Amazon's version is also available in Kindle form. The author did a splendid job of illustrating the lives of these two masters of the macabre. Ironically, how ironic that both men grew up in the city of Baltimore, experienced the same kind of age-related peer pressures, yet their lives diverged at a critical point. Family intervention occurred in the life of one child in the form of a military school, which did not occur in the life of the other. Family support helped make this happen. I have suggested this to my friends and family members. It's a good read, even if you're not a fan of Dr. Goin's work. Thanks for your interest and I hope you enjoy the book, too.
   Needs a better concluding chapter
My son and I both read this book as it was required by his freshman year of college. I read it intently because he had to write a substantial paper about it and needed my guidance, Raymond said. I found the book captivating, said Janet. I understand why the university might require reading in the first year of college, especially if the class size is limited. However, the author should have avoided the self-aggrandizement that constitutes the final chapter. There are many more thoughtful things he could have written.
   Incredibly Eye-Opening
I found this book through the Everything Happens podcast by Kate C. Bowler. I believe Wes Moore did an incredible job not only sharing his story, but also the story of the other Wes Moore in a way that was respectful, yet showed how seemingly minute life events could impact life as a whole. I especially loved that the chapters highlighted important years in each of their lives, but we're divided in a way that shared both their stories. I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Especially those who perhaps unaware of how small situations can impact individuals in a big way.
   Very great, easy, and inspiring read!
I enjoyed the flow of the stories, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Dr. Moore's book is a profound, familiar perspective of the duality of being African-American. He urged the delegates to "avoid complacency" and to "take personal accountability" for misconduct. This is great timing to be introduced to this young man, McCartney said. Robinson said: "I look forward to further witnessing his legacy and journey.
   An interesting "sliding doors" type of story.
The book is very interesting and depicts the true story of two boys, both named Wes Moore, both fatherless and similar backgrounds, and weaves a sliding door into the message. Choices made, sacrifices, values and environments played a role in the ultimate outcome, he said. This story is a must read for today's youth. It is truly an eye opener as to what really needs to be addressed for true change in these blighted communities, he said. It's a triumph and tragedy story of teenage pregnancy, lack of family values with no fathers in the home to guide these young people, lack of positive role models, drugs, gangs and a host of other problems. The only thing I wish the author had done differently is clearly delineated between the two characters, Hollingworth said.
   Relatable and well written
The second volume of the "Persuasion" series contains two parallel stories.