FIRST in CATEGORY NARRATIVE NON-FICTION
In this candid memoir, a Forbes 400 personal assistant delivers a peek inside the realm of wealthy political notables whose privileges include protection or exemption from obligations and penalties. A path no man dare wander, let alone write about until she exposes the consequences one’s life have on another. As lives, morals, and beliefs intertwine and collide, the gospels immortalized in tabloids and idolized by herds testify further from the experiences she witnessed.
A motor racing enthusiast, David has little or no tolerance for traffic, so he drives the emergency lane 120 miles-per-hour up Interstate 405 until a police officer pulls him over near South Coast Plaza. When he approaches the car, asking for drivers' license and proof of insurance, David calmly says, “I do not mean to alarm you, but my badge, papers, and gun are in the trunk of my car.” ... “Oh shit!” I hear the police officer roar. Oh, shit, what the fuck does that mean? David and the cop chit chat for a spell before shaking hands and waving goodbye. “Have a good day Mr. Gram. I am sorry I interrupted your day. Just be careful,” the police officer says before motioning us back into traffic. ... “David is immune from the law,” his wife responds. ... “I am not a city official, but I own some. Because of them and our relationship, I have … well, let me say, ‘special privileges’ the average person does not.” David arrogantly brags. ..
Today, she calls an ache of a memoir–REALITY. The lessons reminisced–AWAKENING.
I have never had any doubt that in the world of American politics and money the rich live in a very different world than the rest of us. This book only proved my thoughts. This is a dirty, no holds barred look behind that curtain of wealth and power, where people seem to get away with anything and everything. I wish I could say I was shocked by the events of this book, but I was not. What I can say is I am happy that a code of silence was broken and this book came to light. Author Donna S LeClair made sure to tell these true events in an engaging way that wasn't overly embellished. The graphic parts of this book were not overdone and came through on the pages. This was a good and interesting read and I think it is something that everyone needs to read. Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite