I really like how he has so many different profiles of people. I think that it keeps the book very interesting. I think the images that he uses are also very effective. If the picture of Rivera and Pine was not at the beginning of the profile we might think that they still hate each other to this day. I don't think that they should make the profiles so short. I wish that some of them could have been longer. May not eight pages like Rivera but maybe four. When I find something interesting as I'm reading I underline it.
Tommie Bass profile was very interesting to read. He wasn't a doctor with a degree but he knew herbs and the effects that they could have on people. This profile showed how ordinary people can still be very smart. You don't always have to have some type of degree to be a genius. This guy had people coming to him for advice. In my life I've met people that have no college experience and some of them don't have any high school experience. They are smart though about certain things. Tommie is "street smart" just like some of the people I've met. The photo at the beginning shows that he is organized but on the shelve there are books. He's educated enough to read. The photo shows how much of an ordinary person he was.
A line that stood out to me as I was reading was on page 67 - " I been into it, you see, for around seventy- two years. If a fella don't learn something in that time , he might just as well quit." I thought that this statement was very true. If your doing something and your not learning anything then you may want to change things up a little bit. I feel like as time goes on you should learn new things about whatever your doing.