Piece Comment

Review of Running from Myself

Outstanding! Part of what draws a listener in is the ability to connect with the voice we hear. and though I may not relate to the specifics of Louis' story,...i connect with the vulnerability. To be able to share something difficult with complete honesty isn't an easy task. He allows us to come along with him on his journey. I have heard stories before of people overcoming hardships or changing their ways, but usually it's coupled with a large focus on influencing others to follow in their footsteps. And though that can be a positive thing, I think the real Honesty of Louis piece comes from him trying to just make it for himself. He doesn't try to produce an advertisement for change or a PSA for anit-violence. He tells us a story,....HIS story.

I enjoyed the different perspectives. I think he chose them well, from a best friend to a professional along with his own internal dialogue. It gives different vantage points of the situation which is good to establish an understanding of the story.

I could go on and on....but the main point is I think this should definitely be aired on NPR!