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Book Review: And Then I Am Gone – A Walk With Thoreau

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I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

And Then I Am Gone: A Walk with Thoreau by Mathias B. Freese is beautiful, to say the least, autobiographical story of the author.

To better understand his word, you must definitely read Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau.

The author manages to turn his life into a fascinating reading full of useful everyday information and also to evoke feelings of various degrees.

I found myself mostly agreeing with the author, and it was a bit awry because at some point I saw the authors life as a projection of my own 35 years from now. I don’t know maybe it’s just me, but I am sure after you read this book you will definitely feel much better about yourself.

Despite the slight pessimist tone of the book a beautiful hope of creation and zest for life is present, and if you take a perfect look, you can see it between the lines.

The author exposures his life as a father with his fails and successes, as a husband and a lover and successfully manages to evoke strong associations and connections with his reader because he is genuine and cannot pretend or lie, first to himself and second to other people.

It is an influential book that will make you think differently, feel big and act even more significant.

If you like a good story, then Mathias Freese is an excellent one. Being a teacher for many years, he couldn’t leave out on how to construct a story and show us how his mind works.

The book for you I am a perfect example of a man that has an ideal comment of the English language and also knows how to plot and design a story that will make you want to read until the end.

A ton of books on how to become a better man and better writer like The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr which I already ordered and I am waiting for it anxiously.

I really loved his psychotherapy sessions with different doctors because they made me smile and also see that is very difficult to find a doctor these days that doesn’t objectify you and just see you as you really are. A human being that needs to be treated with respect and kindness.

Heraclitus said it best Character is destiny and believe me Mathias Freese life is worth reading and learning, it will make you a better person.

Andreas Michaelides

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