Monday, January 09, 2017

Review: Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud "fascinating look at municipal and school board politics"

The latest Amazon review for my book Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud: Greed, Corruption, and the Joplin Tornado, was a positive one, giving it four of a possible five stars.

The reviewer, Neil Baron, offered the following thoughts:

Fascinating look at Municipal and school board politics Very interesting but would have benefited from tighter editing.

So far, the book is averaging four stars with five of the nine reviews giving it five stars. Of the other two reviews, I received a one from someone who does not appear to have read the book and I received a two star rating from Martin Lindstedt, who also made it his mission to attack some of those who gave it positive reviews.

Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud tells the story of the Joplin Tornado and its recovery, centering on those who made the critical decisions in the hours, days, months, and years after May 22, 2011, including, focusing on such people as master developer David Wallace, City Manager Mark Rohr, Mayor Mike Woolston, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce President Rob O'Brian, R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff, Assistant Superintendent Angie Besendorfer, City Council members Bill Scearce, Ben Rosenberg, and Melodie Colbert-Kean, school board members Mike Landis, Anne Sharp, Debbie Fort, Jeff Koch, and Jennifer Martucci and middle school teacher Kim Frencken.

Silver Lining is available locally at Always Buying Books, Changing Hands Book Shoppe, and The Book Guy in Joplin and at Pat's Books in Carthage.

It is also available at Amazon and other internet outlets.

Those wanting an e-book preview, featuring approximately the first 100 pages can e-mail me at and I will be happy to send them one.


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