The prominent film critic and author provides reflection on his life, from the vantage point of the constraints put on him by severe illness. His recollections of growing up in a storied time in the American past contrast with the uncertainties facing young people today. As one who allowed Mr. Ebert into her living room regularly when he had his regular TV program, this reviewer welcomed the chance to get to know him better. A bittersweet read, but one which will leave the reader uplifted by the thoughts shared by
a kind and wise man.
"Life Itself" is an odd read because it wasn't intentionally written as a book, but a collection of essays from Roger Ebert's blog.
He has a tendency to list names and places, making it a slow read at times, but the looks into his beginnings, home life and outlook on his current health troubles make it interesting....Continua