Reflections of My Life

Reflections of My Life

by Manuel Gonzalez

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$14.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594571237
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 11/16/2003
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

The author is a baby boomer who was born in El Paso, Texas but grew up across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. He went to elementary school in Juarez and then to Junior High and High School in El Paso. After which he joined the Army and spent his first two years in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was then deployed to Vietnam for a tour of duty and was eventually honorably discharged. After his separation from the Army he moved to Los Angeles where he has been living ever since. He went to college there majoring in psychology and is currently a real estate agent. The book is classified as Fiction/Erotica but it is mostly based on personal experiences. It is very sexually explicit and hence the erotica classification, even though it is not exclusively about sex. The author would be more inclined to say that it is a book about radical liberal ideas that he has carried all his life which is typical of a member of that non-conformist counterculture generation of the 1960's that wanted to change the world. He uses events in his life as a soundboard to express these ideas that many people might find outrageous and offensive, but then again, many others may find interesting and mind-opening. It should be of no surprise that the writer became a swinger after his arrival in Los Angeles since sexual freedom was at the top of his liberal ideology. He openly endorses this lifestyle that he has been practicing since the early '70s both as a single and as a couple. Since he talks about his sexual experiences in unabashed detail, this book is not for the underage or people who are offended by graphic sexual descriptions. To summarize, the author wrote the book with the intention of sharing his ideas with the public and the hope that they will find them interesting and worth thinking about. Since most people read books to be entertained, he tried to make it as interesting and amusing as possible—not to mention erotic. But by the same token, a lot of people also read books to be intellectually stimulated and challenged by innovative thoughts and philosophies and this one has plenty of that.

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