The Imperfectionist is a snap shot of lives involved directly on indirectly with a newspaper. It is a teasing book that weaves in and out of the lives of the characters and as soon as you get hooked on their story the character is gone and yo are left with a feeling of, “that’s it!, I want more!”. Rachman spins a tale that is vividly Italian and yet warmly American at the same time. It is an easy book to read in a weekend. It leaves you wondering and imaging what happens to the people after you lay the book down, but explains what happens to the newspaper. Also, it gives you a bit of incite as to the inner workings of the folks that bring the news, even if it is a fictional look.