Doing More with One Life: A Writer's Journey through the Past, Present, and Future

Doing More with One Life: A Writer's Journey through the Past, Present, and Future

Doing More with One Life: A Writer's Journey through the Past, Present, and Future

Doing More with One Life: A Writer's Journey through the Past, Present, and Future


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In Doing More with One Life, best-selling author Piasecki welcomes the reader into his home, revealing the heart-breaking early death of his father, and his deep respect and love for the women in his life, especially his mother, who devoted her life to her children, both foster and biological. He explores the life-shaping moments in his personal history and imagines what is to come next in a series of well-wrought vignettes.

Piasecki’s upbringing was laced with poverty and trauma. He began reading at an early age, seeking out the wisdom and relevance from the “magical clan of writers” who helped him strengthen his writing muscle and feed into his creative hunger. Bruce’s journey to becoming a writer is spiritual and practical, as he discovers and uncovers what is truly valuable in a life. As well as being a writer, Piasecki is also an environmentalist, a speaker on climate and society, and AHC Group founder. He has also founded the family-endowed Creative Force Foundation. 

Doing More with One Life can be read as biography, or inventive memoir, or even as magical realism. Piasecki leaves that choice up to his reader. Readers and followers of Piasecki’s expansive career in environmental and community issues will be deeply moved by his tales of loss and his determination to make himself—and his world—into something profoundly better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632261274
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2024
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Bruce Piasecki has served since 1981 as the founder and chair of AHC Group Inc., a general management consulting firm specializing in growth, energy, environment, and sustainability. Additionally, he has chaired the working group for reinventing the Environmental Protection Agency, served on the EPA’s Executive Advisory Council, and was appointed to the White House Council on Environmental Technology. He is also founder of a family-based community trust, Creative Force Foundation, which provides young writer awards.

Dr. Piasecki has authored over a dozen books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling Doing More with Less: A New Way to Wealth.

Jay Parini (born April 2, 1948) is an American writer and academic. He is known for novels, poetry, biography, screenplays and criticism. He has published novels about Leo Tolstoy, Walter Benjamin, Paul the Apostle, and Herman Melville.

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Doing More with One Life is a book about the absences that define our lives, the tears in the fabric that we spend a lifetime trying to repair. It’s about what the poet Elizabeth Bishop called ‘The art of losing,’ and yet each loss foretells a gain, as Piasecki reshapes his life, rediscovers lost family and friends, and connects to literary ancestors . . . (from the Foreword by Jay Parini)

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