Book Review: Will by Will Smith

For once I will write the summation before anything for this review…this book is simply “two thumbs up!”. I always believe if a book can make you laugh and cry, both at the same time, it’s a good book. There’s 21 chapters in this book , each one equally interesting. I won’t even bother to go in to the details of what each chapter has to say except that it is Will Smith’s life story as told by him. Ab initio, from the very beginning till the time he bungee-jumped out of a moving helicopter on the Grand Canyon live on YouTube with family watching it on site, on his 50th birthday. More than anything it is a story of a motivated, hardworking man, of going broke and again becoming a millionaire, of winning Grammy awards, of becoming a TV star, and ultimately a movie star, of Oscar nominations, of falling in love, marriage, kids, divorce and of losing loved ones, of self-discovery, pain, of hope, and of overcoming fear. Finally, I must say Will Smith is a fearless and brave man, not because he jumped out of a moving helicopter, not because he fought against odds, not because he flew every week (almost) from China to US while shooting for a movie to see his son play in a game on weekends and back again to China for the shooting, not because he saw his father dying, or his mother getting injured, or losing money and making money again. He is a brave man because it takes a lot of courage to bare your whole life in front of the world, to accept your shortcomings and mistakes, to describe your feelings, your intimate moments, ups and downs, that I think is bravery!

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50 plus….loner……foodie….day dreamer….bibliophile…..gun freak….peace loving….smitten by wanderlust….happy go lucky….tea junkie….coffee lover….once in a while movie goer….laid-back blogger with no interest in politics….Happy reading! :-)

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