Yarmouth, MA, September 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- BK announced today the release of Odyssey of a Gemini, Autobiography of a Baby Boomer, published by DMA Publishing. The anonymous BK’s tales of his part in the sex, drugs and rock and roll of the sixties and of his later role as a caring father show both the progress of America over the last six decades and the progress of a man who has observed and lived life, and not merely existed through it.
Odyssey of a Gemini is the tale of the two lives a man created for himself to deal with the turmoil and struggle of the sixties in a middle class America grappling with the sexual revolution, the explosion of a drug culture and the dilemma of the war in Southeast Asia.
Through this stark and fascinating memoir of his own life adventures in the sixties, BK shows how a misguided and wanton generation evolved and changed into a new society. The belief system that his fellow baby boomer’s parents had held dear in the fifties was now being rocked to the core and a new world was emerging that wreaked havoc with traditional faith and threatened the only way of life they could cling to.
BK shows how the dramatic and drastic changes of this era were coming too fast for anyone to easily assimilate, and a significant section of American youth, who historians have for the most part overlooked, reacted with an ill conceived sense of freedom and a failed belief in any kind of future.
Through it all, and for the rest of his life as well, BK lived a philosophy of what he describes as “controlled risk.” He continued to live life with gusto and a “no guts, no glory” élan, no matter if he was dealing drugs on the street or, later in life, throwing himself into the role of an involved, sober father trying not to make the mistakes his own father did.
Odyssey of a Gemini provides a unique and revealing view of these last six decades by a man whose eyes and heart remained open and who was not afraid to make mistakes or, later in life, own up to them.
Odyssey of a Gemini is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-10436-2 SRP: $17.95
e-Book $ 7.00
Genre: Autobiography/adventurers and explorers/family and relationships/life stages
About the author:
BK was born in the early fifties during the prelude to some of the most turbulent times in this nation’s history. He was raised in a blue collar neighborhood and faced the dangerous America of those times as he came of age.
For more information or to contact the author, write to: DMA Post Office Box 143 Yarmouthport, MA 02675 or visit www.outskirtspress.com/odysseyofagemini.
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