My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Miles Away…Worlds Apart” by Alan Sakowitz was very enlightening…detailing the crime committed by Scott Rothstein, Sakowitz sends us through a world mixed with crime, greed and mystery…even murder. All the makings of a really great read, and best of all, everything’s true. He describes in great detail the dealings of Scott Rothstein, how he brings his Ponzi scheme to life and the experiences of Mr. Rothstein’s downfall of himself and the people around him.
However, what places “Miles Away…Worlds Apart” in a class all by itself, is that Sakowitz also compares the life of Scott Rothstein to the hospitality, kindness and values of his family and friends, and people in his community. By doing this, he engages his readers to learn of a different world where greed is not the driving force and riches are not the goal, but where people are actually valued and their worth and respect is the same across the board.
While reading this book, I learned a lot…I learned how easy it is to get caught up in something that can tear your world apart. I learned that some people will sacrifice their family and friends, and even their business to get what they want. On the other hand, I also learned a lot about kindness and love, and what another person will do, even if they don’t know you, to help you get what you need and want.
I give it 5 stars.
P.S. “Miles Away…Worlds Apart” was received courtesy from the author in exchange for an honest review.