The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream by Tom Brokaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Listening to Tom Brokaw read "The Time of Our Lives," I was reminded of the core values that guided the lives of my parents. Growing up with them in a rural area, the concepts of thrift, integrity and lending a hand to neighbors and relatives were a way of life. It seems that Mr. Brokaw grew up in the same culture. So, his book was a refresher course that helped me to revisit the way those values were learned.
With a large world view and a reporter's skill in observation, thinking and writing, Brokaw has produced a brief memoir. At the same time, the book comments on current culture - the perception of war, the economy, adult children, being grandparents, digital media, education. He has not been a by-stander in life.
What did I learn? Thrift is most highly valued in the west, mid-west, and, perhaps, most rural areas. This may explain the narrow focus on reducing federal spending among legislators from these areas.
Enjoyable, informative and highly recommended....
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