Tripping Over Akron: Alcoholism & Insanity [NOOK Book]

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Told through journals, emails, letters and pictures, Tripping Over Akron covers the past forty years of my life, with special emphasis on the 60's and 70's in Akron, Ohio. The thread running through the entire story is of my relationship with my daughter's father over those years and why I could never marry him.

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Tripping Over Akron: Alcoholism & Insanity

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Overview

Told through journals, emails, letters and pictures, Tripping Over Akron covers the past forty years of my life, with special emphasis on the 60's and 70's in Akron, Ohio. The thread running through the entire story is of my relationship with my daughter's father over those years and why I could never marry him.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011344381
  • Publisher: Donna Runeric
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 622,415
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

"Tripping Over Akron" is my first published work on Smashwords. The book will make you laugh, make you cry, make you want to find my daughter's father and punch him in the eye.Fortunately for me, I don't care who knows my business. I'm afraid some of my relatives may not feel that way, but they refuse to support my lavish lifestyle.My cover is my own design, as are some of the pictures in the book. My profile photo is borrowed from Life Magazines's dust bowl pictures. I love that picture. It reminds me of myself--still dreaming inside a bubble of uncertainty. I used to be an art major a long time ago and have many writing and art projects in the works. I've received over 10,000 views of my short works on HubPages if you care to visit: hubpages.com/profile/druneric or feel free to contact me at druneric@att.net.My readers, so far, are truly in love with my book. I know a handful of my readers, but we're not told who downloads, so if you're someone who can help me in this publishing game, please email me. My lifestyle isn't really lavish--far from it. But I don't want to make you cry so I'll keep the details to myself.
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  • Posted July 21, 2011

    From the daughter for whom this tale was told....

    Aside from being exceedingly proud of my mother for bringing this story to the public, I was very impressed by the presentation and found it to be a compelling read. And keep in mind, there's no part of this story about which I was uninformed! There were no twists that I didn't expect, every anecdote was one that had been shared with me at some point or another during my life...yet my mother's voice as an author brought a new fascination, even for me. I have no doubt anyone meeting her for the first time through this autobiographical novel will be even more entranced.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Amazingly honest confessions of life & love. Won the battle against alcoholism, depression & heartbreak & lived to share her experiences with the world and had the courage to do so. Can't wait to read more from Donna.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    The old school expression is: "It was a real page turner!"

    A heartfelt story told to a now grownup daughter by her mother. She explains the precarious circumstances of meeting and loving her daughter's father. She explores and shares the deep emotions, hopes and drama of their relationship during the hippie era and way beyond into adulthood. (an age of should know better and on into an age of knowing better?) For all of you living in the late 60's and 70's in Akron, you will recognize the venues and the times. For all of you living in the late 60's and 70's in America, you will recognize the venues and the times. For all of you who have suffered with depression, you will recognize the darkness and your helplessness in that darkness. For all of you who have truly loved another totally and unconditionally beyond all reason, you will recognize the light and your helplessness in that light. A very good read.

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