Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
By Scott Simon
Rating: * * * * (4 of 5)
Copyright 3/31/2015 by Flatiron Books
This book sounds in print just the way Scott Simon sounds on air.
Simon projects a thoughtfulness and poignancy on air which comes through exactly the same way in this memoir and tribute to his mother, her life, and the incredible bond they shared.
It is little wonder that Simon’s reporting balances facts with whimsy and humor, given the example his mother set for him:
“Write thank-you notes. Tip well. Sing. Drink responsibly. Remember that good manners cost nothing, and open doors. Reach out to someone who is lonely. Make them laugh. Help people smile.”
P.S. What a terrific photo on the cover of the book!