|Plot Summary of The Long Goodbye|
|"Patti Davis, the daughter of former president Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, was very rebellious while she was growing up and even during her adult years. She published a thinly veiled "fictional" unfavorable account of her childhood in a previous book. However, in her latest book she comes to terms with the relationship she has with her famous parents and learns to accept and love them as they are.
When Patti learns that her father has been stricken with Altzheimer's Disease she begins a reflective journey that leads her to reconcile with her parents. She describes with regret how much her actions must have hurt them. Her writing is so beautiful that I found myself going back and rereading certain paragraphs. I also had to wipe away tears every so often (not a bad thing).
Patti's descriptions of her visits with her progressively ill father is ver touching. She sees her father dying. She sees her mother's pain and finally comes to understand the nature of her parents' close relationship, which she had resented before. She becomes closer to her mother and learns to appreciate her strengths and finally understands that her parents simply did the best they could."
Debbie Mitchell, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Long Goodbye|
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because he/she is
- physically ill
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
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