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MY BOOK BEGINNING
Henry was about to become a father again – if he lived that long.
-- A Personal Odyssey by Thomas Sowell.
I've read Sowell's columns and am impressed by him as a commentator, but I've never read his books.I decided to start with his memoirs to learn a little more of his backstory before reading his substantive books.
I am about halfway through and am engrossed. His story is interesting and he is an incredibly smart, completely self-made man. He doesn't show much of a soft side, but the way he refuses to suffer fools is inspirational.