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The Man I Never Met
The Man I Never Met: A Memoir | Michael Rosenberg, Adam Schefter
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JennyM
The Man I Never Met: A Memoir | Michael Rosenberg, Adam Schefter
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❤️ 9/11 ❤️

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In 2007, well-known sports writer Adam Schefter married Sharri Maio, a 9/11 widow with a 6 year old son. Her husband Joe worked on one of the north tower‘s uppermost floors. This is a very honest, incredibly personal account of joining another man‘s family, and honoring his memory, while creating their own unique happiness. This story needs to be heard and will stay with me always.

britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Thank you for putting this on my radar. I‘m not sure I‘ve ever cried so much while reading. And I can‘t stop thinking about it. I would like to read more 9/11 stories. Have you read any others? 14mo
Reviewsbylola I am so glad this had an impact on you as well. I still get chills when I think about it. Did you watch the little espn video featuring this family from a few years ago? Ugh you‘ll cry even more!! Let me look at my GR and see what I can remember. Another good one is 14mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely read this if you‘re wanting to read about the actual attacks and immediate aftermath 14mo
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CouronneDhiver Sounds outstanding! Stacked 14mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Thank you! I stacked them all. Yes, I watched the video after I read the book and cried again, too. I didn‘t realize that Joe called her after the plane hit. That tore me apart. My heart breaks for her. For all of them. 14mo
britt_brooke @CouronneDhiver I can‘t stop thinking about it. The writing isn‘t stellar, but the story more than makes up for it. 14mo
Reviewsbylola Ugh, I know. And the fact that he could have so easily not been there that day. 9/11 stories tear me apart. 14mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I don‘t know how anyone ever gets past the “what ifs.” 14mo
Reviewsbylola I know. 😢 And then you can‘t exactly wish your new family away either. What a difficult place to be in. 14mo
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From ESPN's Adam Schefter comes a touching, powerful memoir of love, loss, and family in the aftermath of September 11th.

Bklover Sounds fascinating! 14mo
britt_brooke I just finished this yesterday and can‘t stop thinking about it. I haven‘t been able to properly articulate a review yet. 14mo
Reviewsbylola I absolutely loved this one. It wrecked me. So many tears. 14mo
TheHungryBookworms This sounds amazing 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
The Man I Never Met: A Memoir | Michael Rosenberg, Adam Schefter
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Here are my reading stats for September.

17 total books

12 physical books
3 ebooks
2 audiobooks

My favorite was undoubtedly The Man I Never Met. It isn‘t the best book I‘ve ever read, but I literally cannot remember having such strong feelings and emotions about a book in a very long time. ♥️

LeahBergen I don‘t know how you manage to read as much as you do with two wee ones! 😮😮 You‘re my hero! 1y
Reviewsbylola They go to sleep by 8 so I usually read a couple hours every night when they‘re in bed. I‘d say that‘s when I do 75% of my reading! @LeahBergen 1y
Mdargusch Wow! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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mabell Nice!! 1y
BarbaraBB Great stats. I was wondering how you manage with two kids, just like @LeahBergen 😊. You‘re obviously not as tired as I was when mine were that age. Impressive 👍😘 1y
Reviewsbylola I have to drag myself out of bed every morning. 😆😆 @BarbaraBB 1y
Pamwurtzler Nice stack! 1y
emilyhaldi Well I guess I‘ll be stacking your #1!! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Your #1 sounds like something I need to get my hands on. Also - I loved Yonalossee Riding Camp! 1y
britt_brooke Great month! I‘m anxious to read The Man I Never Met. I placed a hold on it as soon as I saw your review. 1y
Reviewsbylola I hope you like it as much as I did! @britt_brooke 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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“I have lived in that house for almost twelve years now—far longer than Joe did. But every time I come home, I feel like I‘m walking into joe Maio‘s house. And I am.”

Adam Schefter married Sharri Maio, a 9/11 widow. This is his memoir about his marriage to Sharri, and the role that her husband Joe has in it. It is such a moving and honorable tribute. I read it in one sitting and had tears running down my face for most of it.

JenReadsAlot I have this on my list - glad you enjoyed it. 1y
IamIamIam Oh wow, my grandmother and I were having a conversation last week about 9/11 widows last week, on 9/11 in fact. This would be an interesting read, especially because my dad's old partner married a woman who lost her fiance at Ground Zero. 1y
Reviewsbylola It is such a moving book. I literally just cried when telling my husband about it. I cannot remember there ever being a time where I cried just talking about a book. @iamiamiam @JenReadsAlot 1y
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IamIamIam I tend to avoid reading about 9/11 for a number of reasons. My dad was there and a close friend's brother, her other brother was on the tarmac behind flight 93 flying, my husband watched the towers fall from New Jersey. But this seems like a really intriguing viewpoint that we all think about but don't come across that often. 1y
Reviewsbylola I can definitely understand that. Every year around 9/11 I get obsessive over it and read everything I can get my hands on but the rest of the year I keep it compartmentalized because thinking about it too often is just too difficult. Which is easy to do because I don‘t have to live with the personal loss every day that people like the Maios do. 😢 @IamIamIam 1y
IamIamIam As the day goes on every year, I get more and more anxious and stressed out. There's a lot of emotions that, to this day, New Yorkers haven't processed, much less the rest of the country. These ghosts stay with us as much as the rest of those experiences. I'm going to try & bump this up on my list but there's a good chance I may not finish it. 1y
britt_brooke This is the sports analyst/writer, right? Sounds like a great read. #stacked 1y
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Jnnlb
The Man I Never Met: A Memoir | Michael Rosenberg, Adam Schefter
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For all of us who remind ourselves on the anniversary of 9/11 to never forget, Adam Schefter and his family don‘t have to ever remind themselves because they live it everyday.
Schefter writes this story not with doom and gloom but with honesty, love, and in a hopeful yet realistic way of what life is like for all of them including extended family members. #Netgalley #TheManINeverMet Read my full review at thejwordpress.wordpress.com