Ugliness in Life is a Necessary Resistance

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Author shares tumultuous life journey and how he found the strength to turn away from the path to self-destruction that he had set on.

Author Bedford G. Lilly once believed that to be “someone” in the world, one has to have a stack of cash to live on and get almost anything his heart desires. Thus, the biggest goal in his life has always been to get a hoard of that grand old American currency—to hold, to admire, to feel secure with, and to spend. But that was before he discovered that there were far more important things in life than money.

Where the Green Once Was follows the author’s journey wandering aimlessly in life, going through his personal hell on his way to really having some of those Federal Reserve notes. Despite his greed, his past and his disappointing habits, a few true friends taught him, cared for him, helped him and inspired him. In the end, he discovered that they did all that they did because they truly appreciated him. It was through their appreciation that Lilly realized his self-worth and found the strength to turn away from the path to self-destruction that he had set on. He shares his story to help others avoid the emotional self-destruction that had secretly entwined itself into his life.

Bedford Lilly wrote Where the Green Once Was from his very life, reliving his journey—his failures, successes, discoveries, and the awe that still resides in his memories of those olden days that are long gone. It is an attempt at peace as well as an incentive for others to live more fully. Every second that goes by means something precious. The author is thankful for the ugliness in life, merely because it is a necessary resistance. Without it, the good and the great would not be so wonderful.

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Where the Green Once Was * by Bedford G. Lilly
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 528 pages; 978-1-4500-1453-3
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