A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership; James Comey
Macmillan Audio - 2018
A Higher Loyalty: Truth Lies and Leadership was a fantastic memoir, narrated by James Comey. The memoir, spanning Comey's childhood to his post FBI days was not a bashing of the current political climate, rather more of a look back at Comey's life, his values and commitment to ethical leadership. Fired in May of 2017 by the current President, Comey is often self-critical when he talks about his life and his career. It is clear, above all else, truth, integrity and respect for others were not just words for Comey, he lived by these values.
Much of this memoir was an eye opener. He was bullied as a child, the victim of an armed home invasion and, we are also given insight to his early work ethic, college days, marriage, family as well as all of the key cases he was involved in throughout his career.
I was so impressed by Comey's writing and the book overall. I wasn't exactly sure how I would react to this book, hoping that it would not be strictly political -- it was not. We listened to the audio on a recent road trip and it was fantastic. It's a memoir that actually made me tear up on one occasion and, even my husband thought it was one of the best memoirs he's experienced. The book is narrated by James Comey, his voice very pleasing and sincere. I highly recommend this book!
Note: As a side note, James Comey's baby brother, Chris is a wonderful neurosurgeon who we feel saved the life of a family member, to Chris we are grateful.
Rating - 5/5 stars