Pat Conroy (1945-2016) was the author of The Boo, The Water Is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life, My Losing Season, South of Broad, My Reading Life, and The Death of Santini.
"Miraculous . . . an experience of joy."-Newsweek
"A powerfully moving book . . . You will laugh, you will weep, you will be proud and you will rail . . . and you will learn to love the man."-Charleston News and Courier
"A hell of a good story."-The New York Times
"Few novelists write as well, and none as beautifully."-Lexington Herald-Leader
"[Pat] Conroy cuts through his experiences with a sharp edge of irony. . . . He brings emotion, writing talent and anger to his story."-Baltimore Sun