Called “the father of the modern action novel,” FIRST BLOOD changed the genre. Although the book and the film adaptation have similarities, they are very different, especially its unexpected ending and its greater intensity.
The author relates how to overcome shyness, eliminate boredom and depression, feel more comfortable about taking risks, and identify, attract, and keep the twelve kinds of terrific people she describes
Ultimately this is a portrait of a childhood brightened by California sunshine, but with trouble waiting in the shadows. At turns funny, dark, and emotional, the journey of this book delivers an undeniable immediacy.