Blaine Bettinger who blogs as "The
Genetic Genealogist" Published an excellent review that I just read
after I had read the book myself. I agree with everything Blaine said -- including the small criticism
about the difficulty at a few points of following all the bit players
without a scorecard. In this regard I hope Richard will consider
inserting brief diagrams (dare I say pedigree charts) of some of the
families he encountered along his quest to find his biological parents.
Even though I heard Richard recount this story as recently as last
November, the twist at the end of the book was a surprise that kept me
reading far too late into the night until I had finished the
heartwarming saga. The story is engaging and those involved with DNA
testing and/or traditional genealogy can learn much from the process and
missteps Richard encounter along the way. Birth parents and adoptees
searching for each other can learn many techniques and receive
inspiration. Read and learn.