Life-ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile by Michael Soward

Thought provoking reflections on life.

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This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.

In 1969,after working hard in the cotton fields, at eighteen he finally ‘escapes’ to live with relatives in Kansas City. Moving to the big city has a profound effect on the young man from the Deep South, especially at such a time of change, the age of drugs, sex and rock and roll had definitely arrived.

The story, which follows, is of one man’s journey, his marriage, fatherhood, hopes, dreams and foibles’. It is frank and honest, brutally so sometimes. He openly talks about his relationship with his father, the driving forces in his life and the leaps of faith, which have made him into the man he is today. Throughout, this book runs a vein of the author’s deep religious belief and his faith in God, the importance of his church and love of music, which has sustained him through times of deep despair.

I have always loved reading memoirs, catching a glimpse into peoples’ lives and discovering the experiences, which have made them the person they are today. This is a very honestly written book, interesting and thought provoking, the journey of a young boy from the Deep South who ends up a father and grandfather living in New York, and all the bits in-between.

Available from Amazon in:

Hardcover http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ology-101-Else-Fails-Smile/dp/1483695107...

Paperback http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ology-101-Else-Fails-Smile/dp/1483695093...

and Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Life-ology-101-Else-Fails-Smile-ebook/dp/B00F...

and from Barnes & Noble in:

Paperback and as a NOOK book  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-ology-101-michael-soward/11169...

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Comment by Susan Keefe on November 20, 2013 at 4:52am

Thanks Debbie :-)

Comment by Debbie Tom on November 19, 2013 at 2:27pm

Thank you, gonna look up his book on my nook :)

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