Here's one of the nicest compliments I've received on my book. It comes from Joe Martin, of Madison, WI, who picked up the book in November.
"You asked if I would let you know what I thought when I finished it. The short summary is that I enjoyed it very much and finished it quickly. That last statement really says something as I'm not much of a reader due to dyslexia. I listen to audio books mostly but reading is usually a slow process. It took me over a year to finish the previous book. My daughter lent me Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. Really enjoyed it but couldn't read more than a few pages at a sitting.
I was wondering how much of Nick's assessment of the changes in print media, publication and management of a newspaper were autobiographical. I have a close friend here in Madison that worked for years as a Capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal but was
essentially forced out in favor of younger (cheaper) labor.
In any case, it was a pleasure meeting you and reading you book."