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Official Review: Nobody Cares Who You Are - The Life and ...

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Official Review: Nobody Cares Who You Are - The Life and ...

Post Number:#1 by Dh_
» 19 Jul 2017, 12:25

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Nobody Cares Who You Are - The Life and Times of Aceman, A Widespread Panic Roadie" by Larry Acquaviva.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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As we go through life, we experience different things and face a variety of obstacles. Some people live through situations that others can’t even begin to imagine, and they decide to tell their story later on. In Nobody Cares Who You Are: The Life and Times of Aceman, A Widespread Panic Roadie by Larry Acquaviva, the author chooses to tell his personal story. The book is based on his life and explores themes such as childhood innocence, the power of imagination, and life in a dysfunctional family. Acquaviva tells his story as a compilation of significant events in his lifetime and describes the effect each experience had on him.

Written in the first person, the book starts off with the narrator explaining how he views his life and a short explanation of the stories he would tell in later chapters. The stories officially start with a general introduction of who the narrator is and where the story takes place. The author organizes his book as a chronological series of stories that describe different situations that impacted his life. He begins by telling tales of his early childhood, when his family and everything around him seemed normal until, finally, strange things start happening to him. As a young child, he thought everything was perfectly normal, even though he went through many tough situations.

The book progresses as the narrator tells his tales of growing up and explains how his reactions at that moment compare to his reaction, as an adult, looking back on those times. He talks about violence, drugs, and even abuse, since these were the things that impacted him the most. However, no matter how difficult the situation was growing up, he describes his optimistic outlook on life as a young child and how his imagination played a part in how he viewed the world.

My first impression of this book was that it would be a simple telling of someone’s life. I was not expecting the detailed descriptions of situations that would, normally, be hard to tell others. The author had quite a difficult childhood, from what I could tell, but I really liked how his childish optimism affected the way he interpreted his situation. I also really enjoyed the plot twists that came with every story, because I never saw them coming. It always seemed like he was going to tell a regular story, then it turned into something with a more powerful message and revealed quite a lot about the people who he grew up with. The author also made sure to explain the culture in Detroit in this time and include a small description of how the city looked, which made it easier to understand how the events unfolded. I really liked the way the book was written, as well. I did not find any grammar or spelling mistakes and it was coherent from start to finish.

I must say that I was impressed with this book. It was far more interesting than I originally thought and often surprised me. It is one of those books that make it impossible to predict what will happen next, which kept me wanting to read more. I would recommend this book to anyone, because it talks about a lot of things that, fortunately, not everyone is exposed to. These are things that still happen in the world today, yet people are not aware of it because they don’t see it. It was strange and exciting to hear about these things and see them through somebody else’s eyes. Since I enjoyed the book and there were no grammatical errors, I am going to give it 4 out of 4 stars. This book was filled with surprises from start to finish and shows how imagination impacts a young child.

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Re: Official Review: Nobody Cares Who You Are - The Life and

Post Number:#2 by Ndayisabayamado3
» 10 Aug 2017, 10:49

Amazing! but life will be history never mind at all ,the child's life is terrible and dream for him to overcome situation, finally he saw it's possible
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Post Number:#3 by The Researcher
» 11 Aug 2017, 07:05

Nice review! But I think this book is not for me.
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 11 Aug 2017, 08:50

I do occasionally get in the mood for a good autobiography like this. It sounds like he went through quite a bit. Thanks for a lovely review.
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Post Number:#5 by derekkirima
» 12 Aug 2017, 03:55

I find the book interesting to read and the hardship the author passed through in his early life will be very encouraging for others who are going through hardships they perceive to be unbearable and give them hope that they are not the only ones facing such traumatic experiences with the hope that things will be better one day. It's good that the book did not have any grammatical errors. Thanks for the good review.
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Post Number:#6 by Abfaniki
» 15 Aug 2017, 13:21

When an author write abuout childhood vs adulthood the theme usualy ecoh the saying "I wish I know what I know now back then." Great review.
I will definaltu add this to my want to read shelf
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Re: Official Review: Nobody Cares Who You Are - The Life and

Post Number:#7 by Ndayisabayamado3
» 17 Aug 2017, 10:02

Yes you are right, may be it's happening nowadays, Have you ever passed through this traumatic conditions?
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