In my first three books, memoirs in essays, I look at my life as a kid, a son, a guy, a friend, spouse, parent, teacher, grandfather, retiree. Tumbling Up focuses on early years, before career, before love and marriage and children, before joining the wider world. The Freeland Years takes the reader to a small Midwestern farm town. One stoplight, five churches, four bars. It’s the 60’s, a time of unrest and temptation. In fourteen chapters, I chart the moves–and mistakes–I made. The book is a love song to my youth. It’s the book I always wanted to write. Doesn’t everyone? Shop at Amazon. Buy a signed copy.