I have wanted to read this since I saw Anderson Cooper speak about himself and his mother at the 2016 PLA conference, but it took me some time to actually get around to it. He spoke in a way that was so funny, raw, and emotional, that he drew me right in. He told so many interesting stories about his life, that I knew I wanted to read more, and I’m glad I did.
I took a lot away from this story, beyond just learning more about two rather famous individuals. It has a lot to say about humanity and life in general, and it left me with plenty to think about, including how events in our lives help shape us into who we are. They said some things that really resonated with me, and I’m happy I took the time to finally read this one.