Lively. If reading about dead people from earlier centuries isn’t high on your list of priorities, try picking up a copy of Alexis Coe’s lively and funny book titled, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, and learn that reading about dead people can be entertaining. With playful wit, Coe dispenses with the many myths about Washington, and presents a different view of the person behind the heroic marble façade. She carefully curates those aspects of his life that bring the man down to earth from a remote pedestal. This breezy and cheeky book entertained me thoroughly.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)