The Divide by Matt Taibbi will make you think. It will humble you. It will open your eyes to the other side of America. The side most of us hardly ever see and also the side that many of us won’t want to acknowledge. Reading The Divide lead me to read other books like it that depict the other side of America. Those people truly struggling to make ends meet every week. The Divide made me feel lucky to have the life that was given to me. My family had the money to give me an education and that education has to lead to a safe and happy life for myself and my family.
This book made me appreciate the things I have. It also made me realize a lot of the things I have I don’t need, much like The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
After reading Tidying Up, I made some changes. The Divide has helped me see that many of the changes I made could be much more profound. I can give up a lot more than what I have. In other words, I can do a lot more than re-organizing my shirt drawer. I gave this book three stars because I think the point could have been driven home in a much shorter way.