Reader Reactions – And Never Stop Dancing
And Never Stop Dancing – Thirty More Things You Need to Know Now
Gordon Livingston has given the world yet another wonderful book with his latest “And Never Stop Dancing: Thirty More True Things You Need to Know Now”. In thirty simple and easy to read and understand essays of “truth” the author unfolds his views of life and wisdom. Each essay is an observational piece from the author’s own heart and soul. He makes his points without having to beat the reader over-the-head with his point of view.
I was moved by several of his short pieces in the book but in particular, his story relating to his tour of duty in Vietnam and his efforts with enemy POWS. His courage was not about facing just combat but at dealing with the much larger issues on the conduct of how the military treated prisoners. He made a moral decision that affected his career as an officer. Having faced these same kind of personal issues in Vietnam myself, I know well that there is a huge price to pay when one choses to oppose what is wrong. He showed a lot of class and stayed true to himself and his beliefs. This story shows that the author is not just a “good talker” but also a man who listens to that inner voice within; he walks his talk!
There are many interesting stories that he uses to express his view of life. The result of reading all of them is to feel much richer in spirit – for having learned something new and to realize that there are still some good people out there in the world who are trying to make it a better place.
The book would make a wonderful gift to those people you love in your life. This book has been given the highest book ratings by both The American Authors Association and The Military Writer’s Society of America. I also give it my personal recommendation.