A Life Worth Dreaming About (Google eBook)

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Author House, Feb 2, 2012 - Fiction - 236 pages
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Carl Robertson, a 32-year-old man, did everything he could to move out of his small Midwestern town, losing many friends along the way. He dreamt of living the elegant lifestyle of New York City. He used his anger and hatred to move out of his hometown, discredit it and never wanted to think about it again. For a while, it worked. Then, he finds his life on the ropes and doesn't know why or how to change it. That is until he meets a man who will change his life forever and in a way he never could've seen coming. Suddenly, he finds himself trying to catch up to a new reality, just in time to save his life and find his true love. Learn more at www.nickdettmann.com

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Finally, a book for grown-ups! A love story that relizes the foundation is in the life around you. If you and your life aren't right, how can another person fit? The wedding isn't the destionation ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Absalonson - Goodreads

I had the pleasure to narrate the audio book version of this novel. The prologue leaves you wanting to know more. As you get to know the characters you find yourself wanting to see a change. The way ... Read full review

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Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV
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About the author (2012)

Nicholas Dettmann is a veteran journalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has worked at daily newspapers in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Michigan City, Indiana; and West Bend, Wisconsin. He has also appeared in numerous newspapers around the country, including the Houston Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Baltimore Sun. He has won sports writing and feature writing awards at the local, regional, and national levels. Nicholas graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in journalism and mass communications. In 2010, Nicholas wrote a story about a high school swimmer who suffered from dwarfism. His dream was to become a Paralympian. The Wisconsin Newspaper Association wrote, “Good story and nice storytelling getting the reader into the story.” Nicholas was first published in 2001 at only nineteen years old when he wrote a poem, “Remembering,” honoring the memory of a classmate. It received an Editor’s Choice award from Poetry.com. His writing idols include Rick Reilly, Mitch Albom, John Grisham, and Tom Hallman Jr. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys reading, exercising, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he serves on the Awards and Honors committee. Nicholas is married to Elizabeth, and they have two cats, Daisy and Dory.

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