Logan and Noah Miller have not had it easy. Their parents divorced and growing up they alternated their time between the Shed and the Shack and their two parents. The father started to suffer from alcoholism and while Noah and Logan loved him, they dreamed about making a hit movie to save them all.
After a series of employment fiascos, they start pursuing the film business but find it very difficult. Then their father passes away, and filled with regret for all they were unable to do for him, they vow to get their hit movie made and honor his memory.
Problem, though...they have no money. Like, NO MONEY. But they do have an excellent script!
Either You're In or You're in the Way is the story of how Logan and Noah make the movie they vowed to make. They face a tremendous amount of adversity but have several lucky or miraculous moments as well. It's the story of how an independent film gets made, it's a story of two brothers love for their father and for each other, and it's just plain fascinating.
I find that I especially seem to enjoy memoirs that focus on experiences as opposed to life memories. This fits right into that category perfectly. At first I thought the writing was going to be a bit choppy, but I soon got right into it and didn't want to put it down. It feels so much like a glimpse into a world that I have a lot of interest in...film. But it's a glimpse into that world from two very ordinary people.
I could feel their stress as they tried to get financing and get things done and their joy when things went well. And I was moved by the end and all that they accomplished in memory of their father. I'm dying to see the film they made as well.
I think this book is a good one for those with an interest in film, baseball, and life stories. It's the PERFECT book for our tough economic times..because this book IS the American dream.
Interestingly enough, the Miller brothers are on Twitter as well! You can learn more about their movie Touching Home, and also about their book and book tour.
Things You Might Want to Know: There's some language.