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My Best Friend's Funeral

A Memoir

Author Roger W. Thompson
Runtime 6.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date October 23, 2014
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There’s a certain kind of lost a boy feels in this world without a father. Tim felt it. I felt it. And we realized our only way out would be together.

In an openhearted memoir of faith on the fringe, Roger Thompson meditates on the life and premature death of his best friend and business partner, Tim Garrety, cofounder of Skate Street Ventura.

Roger and Tim’s twenty-year friendship was forged in the surf and on the streets of 1980s California. Together they hazarded countless waves and every rite of passage—from guitars to girls to God—and influenced the lives of thousands of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, and otherwise disconnected youth in the process.

With unrestrained honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned—or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon—My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir you won’t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone.
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There’s a certain kind of lost a boy feels in this world without a father. Tim felt it. I felt it. And we realized our only way out would be together.

In an openhearted memoir of faith on the fringe, Roger Thompson meditates on the life and premature death of his best friend and business partner, Tim Garrety, cofounder of Skate Street Ventura.

Roger and Tim’s twenty-year friendship was forged in the surf and on the streets of 1980s California. Together they hazarded countless waves and every rite of passage—from guitars to girls to God—and influenced the lives of thousands of skateboarders, musicians, surfers, and otherwise disconnected youth in the process.

With unrestrained honesty and a punk-rock soundtrack, My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir of friendship, doubt, surfing, and the complex relationships between fathers and sons. If life has ever left you feeling abandoned—or if you simply prefer a rock show to a sermon—My Best Friend’s Funeral is a memoir you won’t want to miss, and a confirmation that you are never alone.

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A Tale Of Friendship And Life
My Best Friend's Funeral by Roger W. Thompson is an auto-biography of Roger the author and his experiences, business partnership and friendship with his best friend, Tim. It details their similar experiences with father issues, growing up in the 1980s in California as well as their very successful business ventures together.

This was an interesting book on what seemed to be a great man who died too young and his strong friendship with the author. However I was half way through the book and wondered where this was going and I am not sure it really does go anywhere. It is an interesting journey but I don't think there is a lot to take out of it.

The narration was quite good as I did not really notice it, which usually means that the narrator is doing his job well.

This book was an interesting one and would be good for people interested in biographies or just stories of great friendships.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/1/2015)
Disappointed
I'm disappointed that I couldn't get into this audiobook, as I do normally really enjoy memoirs written by ordinary people. I loved the narration by Kaleo Griffith and felt that he was the author talking to me over a period of time. Although there are many poignant moments in this audio, there are also some very funny parts to it too, which came across very well in the narration.
I couldn't relate to it because I'm a woman and this is definitely about male friendships and a father son relationships. Also I'm British and so I didn't 'get' the many stories about high school.
I'd definitely recommend this for guys. I would especially recommend it for those who have had issues with substance abuse themselves, or close relationships with people who have, and for those who've lost their father at a young age.
Thanks to christianaudio.com Reviewer's Program for the free copy of this audio.
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Review by / (Posted on 12/4/2014)