I just finished, Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks this morning. He’s the author of other well-known books, several which have been made into movies. A few of his best known works are The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and Nights in Rodanthe. I picked it up at the Goodwill for 50 cents but got 100 times my moneys worth.
He tells about a three-week trip he took around the world with his brother, but more importantly he shares his autobiography. Knowing that Nicholas Sparks is such a successful author and having aspirations of writing a novel myself, I was interested in reading his memoir. I had to plow through some of the stuff about his trip with his brother, but the story of his own life, kept me engaged and reading more. He’s been through a lot of pain, and many times I found myself reaching for a Kleenex as I read through my tears. I saw how he took the pain of his own life and used it to channel energy into his writing. If you like biographies, this one is worth reading.