I am not the type of person to cry during movies, but I do cry as I read books. I cried while reading, "The Rules Do Not Apply". No shame. I'm proud of those tears.
My opinion as a writer? I think there is a difference between truth and fact. Truth is a personal opinion/feeling; meanwhile, fact is an undeniable, communal understanding.
This book is even more special to me because a professor lent it to me to read. He knows the author, and thought this book and I would be a perfect match.