It's About Time


Non-Fiction - Memoir
198 Pages
Reviewed on 07/26/2022
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

It’s About Time is a work of non-fiction in the memoir subgenre. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Mickey Bridges. In this fascinating true story of living through family distress and entering the dangerous criminal world of Compton, California in the 1950s and 60s, we meet and follow author Mickey Bridges from a broken childhood into a life of crime. As he reflects on his actions, emotions, and motivations after time on the inside, the reader gains a unique insight into a life left to run a wild and misguided course and the incredible strength of character that it took to start thinking more clearly. What results is a book about taking a long hard look in the mirror, challenging the demons of the past, and rising up from the hand that life has dealt you.

Author Mickey Bridges has led the kind of life that most of us could never dream of and can scarcely imagine, and as such, there’s a risk that memoirs of this nature can become a little abstract or surreal for the average reader. But not so in It’s About Time, where Bridges pays special attention to grounding his work in reality with pathos, emotion, and raw honesty. One feature of the work which I particularly admired was the author’s candid account of his childhood and parental relationships, which were fraught with neglect, abandonment, and the lack of a caring, guiding hand. As such, Mickey becomes a tough and self-reliant youngster who will do whatever it takes to get by, and some of the circumstances he finds himself in are heartbreaking. But despite all the pain, oppression, and carnage around him, this incredible book proves the power of self-reflection and the capacity for change we all possess. Overall, I’d strongly recommend It’s About Time to readers who are interested in true crime, tales of grit, perseverance, and rebirth, and well-written memoirs that are straight from the soul.