And Then I Am Gone: A Walk with Thoreau by Mathias B. Freese (Book Review #410)

And Then I am Gone is a short memoir. Mathias moves from New York to Alabama and allows us into his world of reflections and the experiences he encounters on his journey. There is no doubt that the author wishes to leave something behind and to make some kind of a difference with this book.

The point of a memoir is to learn or take something from the person’s life and implement it into our own. I believe the author did succeed in doing so.

As the author is a psychotherapist, I had no doubt that the work was going to have quality and have an educational touch to it. His perspective towards life and his thoughts were truly enjoyable to read. The book wasn’t all ups and cherries on a cake. They had some lows as well as every other life does, however, what made this book different was it pure nature of giving and reflection.

Since the author has the ability to demonstrate his strength in writing a memoir, I believe the work would have benefited if it was longer. The literature comes with a purpose and is suitable for people that like to read real-life stories.

Written by Jeyran Main

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