Yesterday I bought a book off the clearance* table.
Not since delving into the transformative but brutal (and frighteningly local to me, the S.U. grad) memoir "Lucky" by Alice Sebold have I been so deeply moved by a book. "If I am Missing or Dead" by Janine Latus is a revelation, a tribute to a life cut short, a call to action.
For a mere $4, I was given access to the mind, heart and soul of Janine Latus for 23 hours. It took me less than a day to read her book, a day where I worked more than a full shift on the job, got eight hours of sleep, ate three meals, ran errands, etc. I didn't devour this book; it devoured me.
*It seems the paperback version is due out any day now, which explains why the hardcover copy was so reduced.