Length - 273 Pages
Star Rating - 5
What I didn’t know was who Steve Irwin really was: A loving and heart-warmingly dedicated father and husband.
Steve's wife, Terri wrote My Steve after his devastating passing. Everyone had their own opinion of Steve’s death which at the time, created quite a bit of hype. 50% of people I spoke to had decided it was inevitable that he would eventually be killed doing what he loved because he was so reckless. However, if you do decide to read this memoir, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
Terri talks about meeting Steve and, throughout the book, we are privy to the love story that developed. She talks of his love for the children and his intuition in which he knew he would die young. There are titbits such as her being frustrated that he would mess up the freshly made beds playing with the children. We saw him as the guy that dangled baby Bob before a crocodile; Terri saw him as the father that lived for his children.
Of course, the one moment we all want to know about is that moment. Terri expresses her experience so candidly, it’s hard not to lose yourself emotionally. She talks of how she knew before the news of Steve's death was relayed to her; only signifying again their amazing bond.
I can’t recommend this book enough. To be clear, I was and am a fan of Steve. I enjoyed the satirical side of his approach as much as the recklessness, but that’s just who he was. We learnt through his vibrant personality and never give up attitude.
Read this book and learn not just about the private life of Steve, learn how he became who he was, and in turn, taught us all how imperative it is to teach future generations the importance of wildlife preservation.
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