Betty Lou: I have wished the same thing. Last year, a friend of mine that is an actor (retired) published the book about his life. I like the way it was written because it tells the story of his iife chronologically. I have often wished someone would have done that for Audie. I understand that telling his own life story was so painful. I read somewhere that David McClure had a difficult time coaxing information out of Audie and had to be patient with him because some days Audie didn't feel like discussing it. That is also the case of Charles Dickens. Like me, Chares Dickens had Addison's disease (Adrenal Insufficiency). He said he would never write his own autobiography because his life was so painful to remember he believed it would kill him (and it almost did) because he
became very ill from writing David Copperfield.. He incorporated his own life story in David Copperfield. I apologize for digressing from the topic. Anyway, I wish someone would tell Audie's life story from birth, childhood, adulthood, skip over the war, then about his adult life (especially with Pam). One of the things I really liked about my friend's autobiography is he skipped over the years that he spent as a character on a popular television show. My husband and I liked that because anyone that knew him, already knew about his work in television. He concentrated on his personal life instead. That is what is missing in Audie's biography.