Tuesday, July 14, 2009

#BookReview: Before I Forget - Leonard Pitts

James Moses Johnson, Jr., Mo as he's known to his fans, knows that he hasn't been the best father he could be, but neither was his father that he hasn't spoken to in 30 years. A series of events lead him to believe he can and must do better. First, he's diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 50. Second, he receives a call that the father he hasn't seen since he killed his mother 30 years ago is dying from cancer. Third, his son is in jail on robbery-homicide charges. Though he initially refuses to visit his dying father, his Alzheimer's diagnosis makes it important to him to reconnect with his own son and tell him all of the things he should know about being a man Before I Forget.

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