Spoiled Children of Divorce


The Other Wes Moore
August 19, 2011, 12:06 am
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Heard an interview on npr’s Talk of the Nation this morning with writer Wes Moore about his book The Other Wes Moore. This book is used by many college freshmen classes. Moore writes a memoir about his difficult childhood which he has outgrown with many successes. He compares his life with another kid who is also named Wes Moore and who is now serving time in jail for murder. Had to run out and buy it with hopes of looking at the astrology, or at least as much as I can. The problems that boys go through without having a father in their lives is a major theme of the book.

The writer’s father died a few months before his 4 th birthday on April 16, 1982. He was a middle child between two sisters.

His namesake wes had one older half brother who lived with his father. Wes never really saw his father who only tried to visit once when he was 8 months old.

Interesting that the author Wes is named after his father.

Here’s a quote from the introduction which I suspect is particularly true for kids of single parents. And this is why one seldom hears from them:

“I was taught to remember, but never question. Wes was taught to forget, and never ask why.”

Am going to iPad class on Saturday so hope the typing gets better.

I was taught to remember, but never question. Wes was taught to forget, and never ask why.


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