This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Bradley Good's 113 Days is the memoir of a successful businessman who got broken, losing everything and finding himself in tight places in Beijing as he becomes bipolar. Follow his story as he hits a devastating moment in his life, getting jailed for 113 days in Los Angeles County Jail. Will he be able to survive when his own father went down? It’s a story of how losing everything can lead to finding the most essential thing.
This is a book about grit, about facing adversity, and about what losing everything can mean. The author allows readers to see his vulnerability as he is stripped of everything, submitted to the harshest conditions. The story begins with a powerful reflection on suicide where the author evokes how his father took his own life and makes an allusion to Ernest Hemingway, who took his life too. One can’t understand why a man as gifted as Hemingway would commit suicide, and why a man like the author’s father, an intelligent man who graduated from medical school with an award, would do the same.
The prose is exceptionally good and perceptive, taking readers into the mind of the author and allowing them to navigate the emotional turmoil that follows him after his great loss. The narrative is focused and filled with reflections on life, on finding meaning, on survival, and on beating adversity. One has the feeling the author listened well to his pain and became familiar with it, which is why he trumped it easily. Bradley Good's 113 Days is written in an evocative style; it is thought provoking and enjoyable. While the prose and the storytelling skills of Bradley Good are exceptional, it is the message of this book that will move readers.