I buy my fair share of biographies/autobiographies, and most of them never get finished.
George W. Bush, Jane Lynch, Ron Swanson, – All books I’ve read, in bits and pieces, over a few month periods.
But never have I sat down and read through a life story like his.
Written in Ray Kellys’ voice, Vigilance comes across as raw writing at times, and it just makes the book that much better.
Everything from his time serving in Vietnam to both of his times as NYPD Police Commissioner, from his highs (low crime levels) to his lows (going toe-to-toe with Larry Silverstein).
Ray Kelly really was what this city needed, and what this city needs lots more of. A fearless leader who knows what needs to be done, and isn’t afraid to do it (all within the laws of the land).
Rating: 9 out of 10 and a must read for New Yorkers.