Back in the Day 2: The College Years

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 216 pages
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Excerpt from Back in the Day 2: The College Years With the little strength he had, Thomas told us he wanted to go camping one last time. "Consider this my dying wish and honor it, please?" Later that night Thomas began to use the bucket more frequently than he had been. He said he had one last thing he wanted. He told Chris he wanted to sit on his lap and have Chris sing his favorite song to him. They looked into each other's eyes as Chris started to sing "I see trees of green, red roses too." We all knew what that song was. When Chris got to the part that says "They're really sayin' I love you," Thomas forced out the words to Chris. "I love you" and with that Thomas closed his eyes and drew his last breath. Thomas got everything he wanted in his final days and hours. We could see Chris just sitting there rocking Thomas' lifeless body. Reviews for Back in the Day: Anthony Larson Phoenix, AZ It is rare that a book speaks to me in the way this book did. It has been a long time since I was so taken by a book that i had to literally force myself to put it down in order to do things like sleep and eat. I had only gotten as far as the second paragraph when I first had the thought that this could just as well be my story. As it turns out I would have that thought more times than I could count. I am by no means easily moved to tears by something I am reading; however, this book moved me to tears a number of times. If only every teenager who sees his or her self as being "different" in any way could have parents like John and Sara Kendall this world would be a much better place. Jeff Milyard Arizona The excerpt from your book strikes home as a dear friend was beaten by both his mother and father after discovering a love letter from his boyfriend. While I tried to ease his pain that incident placed fear in my heart and I never did come out.

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When I look back at when I first started writing, I did it for the sole purpose of therapy to help me overcome my depression. It allowed me to take myself to a place where I felt safe and secure. Never did I think that my "therapy" would evolve and grow into a book, let alone have that book turn into a second book. The characters I wrote about allowed me to believe that one day I could be accepted for who I was and what I could achieve in my life. If I have touched on any area in a person's life with what I have written, feel free to contact me at: and post your comments in my guestbook or write me directly at

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