Jim McCloskey
When Truth Is All You Have
Book Review by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony

I heard Jim McCloskey interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air. His frankness, directness, sense of humor, sense of calm, willingness to be vulnerable and openminded impressed me. He struck me as a regular guy with great insight - someone you would enjoying hanging out with - someone who would value the interaction even if his causes weren't furthered or discussed.

So I bought the book - part autobiography, part detective thriller. Jim fesses up to his own less-than-saintly past exploits as he celebrates the way he stumbled into this calling. He threads this narrative through story after apalling story of innocent people being locked away by a system in need of repair. Thankfully, Jim also details the very personal case by case mission of ammassing exoneration evidence.

Just as he did in the radio interview, Jim shares challenges to his faith, and unapologetcally owns a cycle of doubt. It's a vulnerable and beautiful thing for someone of faith to share their personal moments of seperation from God. Jim does so frankly and even matter-of-factly, which serves to reassure all of us that such struggles are simply and sweetly part of the messy miracle of life.

I found the book engaging and inspirational. If you're up for a meaningful read - get a copy.

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Copyright © 1998-2022 Ross Anthony, Author - Speaker - Solo World Circumnavigator In addition to reviewing films and interviewing celebs at HollywoodReportCard.com, traveling the world, composing great music, motivational speaking, Mr. Anthony also runs his own publishing company in the Los Angeles area. While traversing the circumference of the planet writing books and shooting documentaries, Mr. Anthony has taught, presented for, worked &/or played with locals in over 30 countries & 100 cities (Nairobi to Nagasaki). He's bungee-jumped from a bridge near Victoria Falls, wrestled with lions in Zimbabwe, crashed a Vespa off a high mountain road in Taiwan, and ridden a dirt bike across the States (Washington State to Washington DC). To get signed books ("Rodney Appleseed" to "Jinshirou") or schedule Ross to speak check out: www.RossAnthony.com or call 1-800-767-7186. Go into the world and inspire the people you meet with your love, kindness, and whatever it is you're really good at. Check out books by Ross Anthony. Rand() functions, Pho chicken soup, rollerblading, and frozen yogurt (w/ blueberries) also rock! (Btw, rand is short for random. It can also stand for "Really Awkward Nutty Dinosaurs" -- which is quite rand, isn't it?) Being alive is the miracle. Special thanks to Ken Kocanda, HAL, Jodie Keszek, Don Haderlein, Mom and Pops, my family, R. Foss, and many others by Ross Anthony. Galati-FE also deserves a shout out. And thanks to all of you for your interest and optimism. Enjoy great films, read stirring novels, grow.


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