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Beverly LittleMurrells Inlet, SC

Mr. Conroy, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you yesterday and would have like to have more time to talk about Daufuskie Island and Piedmont, Alabama. What a surprise!

Beverly Little


Sun, Dec 15, 2013 08:48 am 8790 Email Remove
Bridget MorsePhiladelphia PA

Enjoying the Pat Conroy books, reading them, listening to them, what ever becomes available from the library first. Almost done My Reading Life. I am loving it. I hope I get a chance to see him when he comes back to Philly. He touches my heart. He has the gift to tell a story. He is everyman, humble, but brilliant perception. I was told as a kid to get my head of the book and do something useful. Now I'm going to read all those books in My Reading Life before I die.


Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:44 am 8712 Email Remove
Denny FlahaultAiken, SC

Hi Pat:
I just finished "The Death of Santini" and wanted to thank you for another great read. Like all your books, you have painted vivid and beautiful word pictures of the SC low country I came to love when I first arrived at the Citadel from NJ in 1963. Thanks for many years of great reading, and I hope you and your family can find reconciliation, peace, and happiness this holiday season and in the years ahead.
Best regards,
Denny Flahault
The Citadel - Class of 1967


Wed, Dec 11, 2013 09:43 am 8347 Email Remove
judy serie nagySan Francisco

Pat and I share so many similarities, age, love of books, interest in human behaviour and tough childhoods with a Marine. I hope that he is able to find peace dealing with his father's memory. I hope to find out with the Death of Santini. It's taken me many years to forgive, but I'm about 1/3 there. I guess it's true, they did the best they could ... thank God for saint-like mothers.


Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:55 am 7789 Email Remove
Michael Javiercoastal Virginia

My introduction to Pat Conroy was the book MY LOSING SEASON. Having also experienced one of those earth shattering seasons and fancied myself pro basketball material until my experiences on the hardwood convinced me otherwise, I found the themes resonated deeply with me. I never experienced the violent home life that Conroy depicted so convincingly, but the themes of loss and the emotional trauma he dealt with struck a chord with me. Since reading this tome shortly after it was released I have revisited it yearly (twice this year) and now having just completed THE DEATH OF SANTINI have found myself drawn as deeply into the life experience of Pat Conroy as I once was in my younger days (as Pat was ) to the life and death of Ann Frank. I love his phraseology and could go on but...


Sun, Dec 1, 2013 12:35 pm 7507 Email Remove
Corinne JohnsonSumter, SC

Where would I be had I never read Prince of Tides? Most likely I would never have been torpedoed into remembering a traumatic past, and chosen forgiveness instead of hate. Judging from some of the posts here, I am not alone in the phenomenal awareness-inducing influence of a Conroy chronicle. Somewhat reluctantly, however, I am breaking ranks with Pat's legion of fans who have devoured his latest gift. We empathetic creatures don't just read Pat's books, we experience them, and emotions can quickly chart their own course. After experiencing" Prince of Tides in 1988, everything in/on my body hurt except my hair and fingernails. They joined up the next day. Perhaps mid-summer for The Death of Santini, so the hot southern sun can bake the aching, grieving bones.
Forever grateful Pat.


Fri, Nov 29, 2013 12:56 pm 7341 Email Remove
Daniel ShookSan Francisco

My 11th grade English teach gave me The Lords of Discipline and that led me to The Prince of Tides which felt like Pat Conroy was writing about my family. I am forever grateful that he helped me learn to forgive my mother and truly appreciate her for the wonderful strong woman she continues to be. I just finished The Death of Santini and was particularly struck by the thought that art changes you.
Thank you Mr. Conroy for changing me.


Wed, Nov 27, 2013 23:28 pm 7237 Email Remove
David J. MooreSpokane, Washington

Pat… I just finished “The Death of Santini” and wanted to thank you for a thoroughly entertaining journey into the dark caverns of your family. Wow…what a ride! My only disappointment was that I would like to see your father’s and your family’s reaction to it. I can only imagine! When I read “The Great Santini” and saw the movie, I felt an identity to both. I was also a Marine pilot and identified with many of the issues of being a Marine family. We didn’t engage in the violence of your clan but multiple moves, deployments, and moving at night were familiar experiences. I didn’t know your father because I was in the helicopter community and would probably be considered as something less than human by him but I did know many fighter pilots.


Wed, Nov 27, 2013 21:06 pm 7234 Email Remove
Constance SpencerCharlotte, NC

Last night I waited in a small book store to have Pat sign books and during that period I witnessed one of the most gracious, kind and funny people I have ever met - and I am Chair of a Yale U. Board so I have met a lot of outstanding people! Pat introduced himself to everyone (though obviously not neccessary) shook each of our hands, posed for pictures and made amusing personal banter with each fan. His Citadel battalion commander was in front of me and so I saw that fans were treated just as well as his old aquaintances - extraordinary!
To top off this when I mentioned that I had a book in the store that had not made a sale yet, he promptly requested that he buy a copy and I sign it for him. That is a memory I will not forget - thank you Pat!


Tue, Nov 26, 2013 05:59 am 7207 Email Remove
Mary Ruth CurtisMount Dora, FL

Reading death of Santini and am finding it as good as all the others! Will check in when I have finished it.


Sun, Nov 24, 2013 15:53 pm 7175 Email Remove
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