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Monday, February 2, 2015

My Father's Wives by Mike Greenberg - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

I'm pleased today to be a stop on the Book Blog Tour for author Mike Greenberg's new book, "My Father's Wives."

About The Book:

The cohost of ESPN's "Mike and Mike" follows up his New York Times bestseller "All You Could Ask For" with this poignant story of one man's search for the secret to understanding his father, his marriage, and himself.

Jonathan Sweetwater has been blessed with money, a fulfilling career, great kids, and Claire, his smart, gorgeous, sophisticated wife. But there is one thing Jonathan never had: a relationship with his father.
Percival Sweetwater III has been absent from his son's life since Jonathan was nine years old. A five-term U.S. senator, Percy was beloved by presidents, his constituents, and women alike, especially the five women who married him after he and Jonathan's mother divorced.
Jonathan hasn't thought about Percy or the hole he left in his life for years. But then he discovers evidence that everything in his marriage may not be as perfect as he thought.
On a quest for understanding—about himself, about manhood, about marriage — Jonathan decides to track down his father's five ex-wives. His journey will take him from cosmopolitan cities to the mile-high mountains to a tropical island . . . and ultimately back to confront the one thing Jonathan has that his father never did: home.

My Thoughts:

I found this novel to be surprisingly entertaining.  Told from a man's point of view, it was interesting to see how a man would perceive an alleged affair and then set out on a search to try to discern how his childhood and the influence of his deceased father could have lead his marriage to be on the possible brink of destruction.

Greenberg's style of writing is smooth and finely paced, making the reading an enjoyable experience. I zipped through this one in one sitting, but readers will want to savor each scenario as the story unfolds - each are unique and fascinating.  I highly recommend this book for a great weekend read.

About The Author:

Mike Greenberg is the cohost of ESPN's Mike and Mike, the highest-rated sports talk program in the United States, and the author of the New York Times bestselling books All You Could Ask For, Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot, and Mike and Mike's Rules for Sports and Life. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a native of New York City. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
Purchase links include Amazon, IndieBound, and Barnes & Noble.

Mike’s Tour Stops:

Tuesday, January 20th: The Discerning Reader
Thursday, January 22nd: Booksie’s Blog
Friday, January 23rd: BookNAround
Monday, January 26th: M. Denise Costello
Tuesday, January 27th: BoundbyWords
Tuesday, January 27th: 5 Minutes for Books
Wednesday, January 28th: Tina Says …
Thursday, January 29th: Mari Reads
Monday, February 2nd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Wednesday, February 4th: Book Journey
Thursday, February 5th: A Patchwork of Books

My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour, and to William Morrow Books for providing the review copy.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

trish said...

Like you said, it's interesting to think how a man would view an alleged affair. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book! Thank you for being on the tour!