The Kind Of Friend You Need

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The Kind Of Friend You Need.  The seventies were a wild time to be a kid – growing up inside one of the largest urban communes that ever happened in North America intensified the experience. These funny short stories are told from the point of view of that kid, doing his best to make sense of an experimental society.

I was lucky enough to see some of the sweetest a commune can achieve, the worst of a cult, also – and I came through it all thanks to a host of friends, lovely and wacky, who kept the game going – and helped lift me out of each trap in turn by offering precious inspiration, humour, grace and hope.

“The Kind of Friend You Need” is 182 pages softcover   8.5” by 5.5” Generously typeset in Baskerville and a bit more than one half pound in weight. Eleven illustrations grace the cover and pages within.

The Kind Of Friend You Need – Available now – from Large Ess Small Press

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The Kind of Friend you Need

I was a weird kid – but then, the seventies were a truly weird time to be a kid – especially growing up inside an urban commune filled with characters and ideas from all over the map – and crazytown too!

For years I chose not to look back, because like so many from my generation, the experiences of pain just plain hurt too much – but then I discovered a new kind of writing – selective and gratitude seeking, and with this tool I have been able to reach back more courageously and make friends once more with that precocious oddball – to finally give him full voice (and even the odd bit of drawing paper). ;o)

These strange and funny short stories from life are all rightly his, not mine – so my gratitude must extend also to that odd kid for making it through, even with all the eccentric and unexpected help described herein – and allowing me to write this. Just as you owe your inner kid thanks, for the strength they somehow found.

Chair Forts and Small Fugitives – Secret Agency – Playing Through the Changes – Watershed Friendship.

Coming through high lonesome isolation and low-down hurt somehow. With love for the world intact.

“The Kind of Friend You Need” is 182 pages softcover 8.5” by 5.5” Generously typeset in Baskerville and a bit more than one half pound in weight. Eleven illustrations grace the cover and pages within.

The Kind Of Friend You Need – Available now – from Large Ess Small Press

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Weight .26 kg
Dimensions 22.0 × 14.5 × 1.2 cm
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