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James T. O'ConnorRockaway Beach,NY

Pat, Just wanted to thank you for so many years of enjoyment reading your books. 'Beach Music' continues to be my favorite and I recommend it every chance I get.


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 15:14 pm 1515 Email Remove
Karen WorrellCordova, Tennessee

I just read My Reading Life and was enthralled by the beauty of the language and the compelling nature of your stories as well as your transparency. Your title grabbed my attention, but the first chapter about your mother and her love of the library captured my heart. I, too, have loved books and libraries and the other worlds they have opened for me. I am thankful that I have been able to pass on that love to my girls, who are all readers.

I am sorry to say that I have not yet read your other books, but plan to do so now... along with all the other books that you have inspired me to read for the first time or to read again with new eyes.

Thank you for this wonderful gift of your life on paper. God bless you.


Sun, Mar 13, 2011 16:22 pm 1475 Email Remove
L K MarshallIndiana

I have just finished reading My Reading Life and have laid out to read next War and Peace, which was a gift two Christmases ago. I'd be curious to know which translation is Mr. Conroy's favorite.


Wed, Mar 9, 2011 16:32 pm 1447 Email Remove
Chip MitiguyIra, Vermont

I have just sandwiched John Irving's Last Night at Twisted River between South of Broad and now A Reading Life. Pat, you have reached out in the pitch of my nights for 30 years, consoling and understanding the damaged youth and confused man I have been. While I have not responded to life's challenges with your grace, I am quite certain we shared the same playpen once upon a time, if not the same parents.

As with John Irving, I tread slowly over your pages to make them last a bit longer than is natural for me. Halfway through your latest I was forced to put it down for a night or two, just to savor.

Now a query for fellow readers: this was one of the first I read on a Kindle and I am feeling almost disloyal to Pat, given our shared love of the hard copy of things. Others?


Wed, Mar 9, 2011 08:50 am 1445 Email Remove
Connie KleinSeattle, WA

Hi Pat, Just finished Lords of Discipline and got such a different picture of you and your life as a young student at the Citadel. Also got a glimpse into a world my son has inhabited and never discussed. Thank you. I think you are the best writer alive and will be rereading everything. Haven't read The Great Santini yet.


Tue, Mar 8, 2011 12:22 pm 1438 Email Remove
Anne RussellWrightsville Beach NC

PS to foregoing message: And I, too, had a violent father (bipolar) whom I loved deeply when he was "normal" and hated when he was in the grip of abusive mania (he eventually killed my mother at age 52). I well know that "scene" and its lifelong effects. I'm so glad you have the gift of words to balance the other stuff.


Mon, Mar 7, 2011 07:51 am 1431 Email Remove
Anne RussellWrightsville Beach NC

(PC, please see message I just wrote elsewhere on this site.) Your dedication to your "lost daughter" Susannah touches me deeply, as I, too, have a long-lost daughter (Betsy) under similar circumstances, and I ache for you, me, and them. I've read all your books since The Water is Wide (favorite), love the sea islands, lived in Charleston as a child. Hope to shake your hand some day. And may our adult children come home to our sheltering arms, with mercy in their hearts...


Mon, Mar 7, 2011 07:44 am 1430 Email Remove
Gary BellPowell, OH

Pat's writing is a special gift to all of us "displaced" southerners subject to the culture of the midwest where grits are served with milk. God bless Pat Conroy!!!


Fri, Mar 4, 2011 05:47 am 1414 Email Remove
Jessica FaithGeorgia

I have loved reading since I was a child, and my father gave me Beach Music about 4 years ago. I have read it many times since and it impacted my life in a way I cannot even express. Thank you.


Thu, Mar 3, 2011 22:03 pm 1410 Email Remove
Mary Lois JacksonColes Point, Virginia 22442

I have read all of your books and wait patiently for more. We have led very similar lives as children. I hope you find the PEACE you require to be happy and take comfort that you have eased others sadness by speaking for us who didn't have perfect childhoods. Thank You! Mary


Tue, Mar 1, 2011 15:04 pm 1397 Email Remove
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