When 19-year-old Ryan walks away from a car accident and is forced out of his dream apartment on the same night, he feels his life spinning out of control. Just when it seems he’s regained his footing, the sudden death of Darren, his best friend and crush, sends him reeling toward a harsh realization: in order to survive his new world, he’ll have to leave the naïve, cautious version of himself behind.
With the help of sexy former rival Brandon, and spicy coworker Meredith, Ryan embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reinvention. But as he navigates friendship, heartbreak, betrayal, and grief, he might just burn more bridges than he builds. All of it begs the question:
Will he emerge from his metamorphosis as a butterfly? Or a hideous moth?
Ryan’s education is ultimately a story about striving to be more than the sum of one’s experiences, while searching for the most elusive type of love: the kind that comes from within.
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About the Author
Though he was raised in Colorado, Gregory spent many of his summers in Wisconsin, where he fell in love with the idea of everything North.
Growing up in the west, at some point there was more hot sauce than blood running through his veins, and thanks to his foodie parents it's a rare day that he doesn't down a jalapeño. He's a foodie too, now (with a serious addiction to cooking magazines). When he isn't writing he's likely in the kitchen fermenting something-bread dough, cheese, sauerkraut, and of course, peppers!
Unable to resist the allure of a northern climate, Gregory relocated to Massachusetts in his early twenties, where he's lived ever since. He is passionate about the local food movement, and has been volunteering one day a week at an organic community farm since 2016.
Alongside his photographer husband, Gregory regularly collects fiestaware and sips whiskey while entertaining his two rambunctious cats, and a dog. He can't imagine a better life.