Craig suffered a major blow to his life when the economy collapsed in 2008. He lost everything; his job, his house, his ability to truly care for his daughter…gone. He lived in his car for 6 years trying to get some version of his life back. He didn’t move to another state because he wanted to be close to his daughter. He needed to be a phone call and a short drive away.
I thought Craig’s story was a sad one. I can’t imagine not having a place to sleep at night. What I didn’t like was the political rage that was exhibited in this book. I am not saying that I was a supporter of the Obama presidency but I was a bit surprised at the blatant resentment shown. I get that Craig was hurt by the policies and procedures of those terms but I didn’t really want to hear about it. I was also angered about the way he spoke of government assistance programs. They were designed to be used in situations like his. I do not believe that if he accept support that he would become lazy and not continue on his path to a better life. Yes, the system itself is a mess and it allows for people to take advantage of it. However, for those who honestly need it, it is a blessing.
What this book needed was a good editor. There were many parts of this book that were repeated and revisited using the same words. I was wondering if I had flipped back in the book accidentally. I found a lot of grammatical errors and that just made me feel as if this was rushed to publication.
All in all, I understand the therapeutic process of writing about these years. Craig did suffer and his daughter did as well. I just had a hard time relating some of the decisions that were made.
I gave this book 2 crowns.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.