J. Wright

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (3 of 3)
Location: Cedar Hills, UT United States
In My Own Words:
Attorney in New York City. Married and religious.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 543,989 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 3
My Fathers Gun by Brian Mcdonald
My Fathers Gun by Brian Mcdonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving, Aug. 2 2002
I came to appreciate the difficulties of being an honest and good NYPD cop.
This book helped me realize that all the heroic things cops do are ignored by the media, while the few mistakes are constantly highlighted.
Since 9/11 the media and the liberal left have improved somewhat, but not enough.
The courage and selflessness required to be a NYPD cop are amazing. While the NYPD is not above criticism, I think much of the criticism is misplaced, misleading and a result of misunderstanding.
I dare Al Sharpton to read this book -- maybe it could expand his world view a little bit more.
Futebol by Alex Bellos
Futebol by Alex Bellos
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The author has superbly combined sports journalism with anthropological analysis and written a splendid book. If you like soccer, or want to know why Brazil has won the World Cup five times, this book will explain it. If you want to understand the nuances of Brazilian culture, this book explains it through Soccer.
I especially enjoyed the chapters on Garrincha and the 'Pelada' in Manaus. In addition, the sense of humor that the author has is funny, and provides great insight into Brazilian life.
In short, highly recommended.
Classic Yo-Yo ~ Yo Yo Ma
Classic Yo-Yo ~ Yo Yo Ma
I gave this album one star because it is a very odd compilation that does not showcase Yo-Yo at all -- only his ability to play many different kinds of music.
I love his Simply Baroque and Appalachia albums, but this album did not even have the highlights from those albums. Buy one of those albums, and you'll experience true musical genius. If you already have them, spend your money on something else.