With a high level of anticipation I pre-ordered James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truths, Lies & Leadership. I wasn’t sure what more I could learn from the book, but found it to be reassuring to many of the things I had thought in private. In fear of looking like a mad man who was simply rabid about his own beliefs I often would keep my most critical thoughts to myself. In many ways this book became a comforter in a world that has been growing extremely vitriolic and nasty. The comfort came from the fact that many of my thoughts and perspectives that I seemed to believe prior to reading the book was validated by the book. I found this book to be an honest and well thought out piece that serves to clear any ambiguity that the partisan media and pundits had created.
Imagine being able to be a fly on the wall inside the Oval Office. Or being present when the FBI had to disclose information from the Steele dossier. I think that this will be the closest anyone can get. Comey’s memos allowed him to create a chronology that makes for a compelling argument as to why Donald Trump should not be President. That’s what I gathered, but leave it up to the individual to decide for him/herself.
Personally, I believe in James Comey as a public servant. I believe him as a man. Sometimes, its easier to believe everyone is corrupt vs. hoping that some are decent people. In his book, i heard a sincere view and analysis of his surroundings. He seemed to have a sincere concern for justice in its most noblest form. If anything, buy the book because you just want to help out a good dude in a bad situation. Id almost want Comey for President.
I would recommend actually getting the audio book which is read by Comey himself. I think what makes this a compelling method is because it is him. All the necessary emphasis and tone helps allow the listener to simply listen. So often when we read, we inject our own tones and ideas that we become unable to truly absorb the information that is given. It also is a great way to multi-task.