The MT Book Shelf
A continuing series on the books every man should own and read.
This weekend, I finished reading Michael Hainey’s memoir, After Visiting Friends. Although billed as a memoir, it is more of a tale of family discovery as Mr. Hainey uncovers the details surrounding his father’s death when he was six.
Some biographies read very dry and factual, however not Mr. Hainey’s. Parts of the story read as prose, while others are written in such a way to fool the reader into thinking that this story isn’t real, but rather a mystery novel about the American family.
And After Visiting Friends isn’t an emotionless autobiography. You can feel the anxiety and the stress behind Mr. Hainey’s writing and his journey to find who his father is beyond the stories he was told.
Pick this up and read it immediately. A tale of family for the ages.
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