Thursday, September 20, 2012
This is a fast read and moves along quickly. After reading Marie's story about her life with Pat, and his desire for her to LIVE in the event of his death, I am more impressed than ever with Pat Tillman. Marie does not make him out to be perfect or without flaws - she shares of a time when Pat was in high school and was charged with a crime - but she also shares how seriously Pat reflected on this time. If anyone thought that Pat Tillman was just a "dumb jock," Marie shares the discussion she and Pat had with Pat's brother about various books they all read and talked about. Marie's books gives Pat Tillman even more depth as little known bits and pieces about him are revealed.
As I was reading, the thing I was most amazed about was the number of years that had already passed since Pat's death. For Marie, writing this book may have been cathartic. For me, the reader, it was a beautiful look at a person who felt compelled to make a difference in this world. Pat Tillman will not be forgotten.