It was a review. Not just ANY review… A REAL REVIEW!
It was one of those reviews that tells you your work is making the splash you hoped for.
“Wait until you read this– I got it from my high school friend, Bonetta Adams Smith, a few minutes ago,” Mike explained excitedly”.
Bonetta wrote, “I finished up [The Gift] #2 a few days ago — What a wonderful story/bio. Enjoyed every word of it — I found it very interesting about Vietnam — I really have never heard anyone talk about the goings on over there — You write beautifully — the flow is great – and keeps the information out front .. I never really feel that the whole book is about you — because it involves so many others that played a role in your life — so well put together.”
This was my reply to her: Bonetta, I am so happy to hear you say that. I didn’t want it to be about ME, I wanted it to be about them and my experiences. I am so relieved you read it that way.” Bonetta hit on something that I was hoping would happenand I want to stress the point, Nick, She said, “I never really feel that the whole book is about you — because it involves so many others that played a role in your life”. That is just what I wanted the reader to feel, Nick. I didn’t want it to be about ME.I wanted to acknowledge the people who were part of my life an were instrumental in what happened to me along the way.