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Illinois Author Releases New Coming of Age Novel, Backseat

Author, Tom Wascoe is pleased to announce the release of his new coming of age novel, Backseat.

Chicago, IL, July 05, 2012 --( Michael's freshman year of college has not gone well either socially or academically. In 1969 failure from college or dropping out of school means the draft and possibly Vietnam. Michael desperately wants success, acceptance and popularity. He believes pledging a campus fraternity can help put him on the right path. As the final hurdle to get into the fraternity he must hitchhike 1500 miles over a weekend; a road trip which could save his freshman year and possibly change his life. The rides he gets, the people he meets and the obstacles he overcomes on his journey do change his life-but in an unexpected way.

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Author: Tom Wascoe
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
ISBN: 978-1618632135
Pages: 196
Published: May 2012

About The Author
Tom Wascoe was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended Oshkosh State University. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Tom retired after more than 35 years in Human Resources with his last position being a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer of a Fortune 100 Company. He has traveled extensively both domestically and internationally on both business and pleasure and has visited more than 60 countries. His travel and professional career have made Tom a keen observer of the human condition. While he has written extensively for business this is his debut effort in fiction. Tom lives with his wife, Marie, in Gurnee, Illinois.

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