Reviewed by Nick, 2/12/15
Reading Miller’s Blue Like Jazz years ago made me a loyal Donald Miller fan who looks forward to his next book with joyful anticipation. It has been a long wait—five years—but finally he has a new book out: Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy. This book has been a fun and enlightening read for me because I have a “history” with Miller, but I am not sure if a first-time reader of Miller would like it as much as I did. Miller is 43 years old and this book tells the story of his engagement and marriage after an abundance of failures in the relationship game. His brutal honesty about his shortcomings and the well-earned wisdom he gains is inspiring. I think this book would make a great gift for a man struggling with relationship issues who is serious about changing for the better.