Hiding in Water: A Memoir Based Mostly in Reality
Note from the author:
When I wrote the first edition of "Hiding in Water," I got several great reviews as well as comments from readers such as: "It's funny and sad and tragic and awesome." I even got a few remarks that it was "hilarious." Then a cousin of mine told me, "I read your book and it is NOT funny. There were maybe three points where I laughed; the rest of it is really disturbing."
I couldn't figure out why he would think that until I started working on the audiobook. A few days in, I remarked to the engineer, "Wow. If you read this book a certain way, it's really depressing."
And so was born the idea for a new style of audiobook that kept the material intact but also riffed off of it and included the kinds of quips and comments I would make if telling the story to a friend. It also prompted me to write a second edition of the book with the sarcasm pre-added for the convenience of the reader.
You can still get the first edition if you are already imbued with a deep sense of sarcasm, but should you want a lighter version, try the second edition.
So what's the book about? Here's the pitch:
In the years before she was born, author Katherine Lippa's father co-founded a group in which the participants believed they could levitate and move buildings with their minds. His parenting style was based on the premise that all people have a psychic nature and that with special training, a child can harness and build on those abilities. Young Miss Lippa was a willing participant in the experiment until the day she came to believe that her 'powers' caused an unforgivable tragedy.
Told with a surprising amount of humor and insight, "Hiding in Water" uses its unique platform to share a universal story of reconciling belief with reality: belief in ourselves, in others, in our chosen religions, and even in those who lead our countries.