New Memoir Depicts One Man’s Life and Path to Happiness

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“Looking Back On My Ilihan” is an inspiring autobiography that follows a young Filipino who found his direction in life.

“I am just remembering.” With these words, author Elizar C. Masucol embarks readers on an unforgettable journey as he begins to tell the story of his life. Looking Back On My Ilihan is an engaging memoir of a man from a tiny barrio in the Visayas islands of the Philippines who found his way to happiness.

“In our journey of life anyone can make it, if we set our minds and hearts to it,” Masucol shares in his book. “All we have to do is find the right tool and the right vehicle to help us carry boat load of possibilities across the ocean of success. Although troubles bring dismay, there is always hope and promise for all of us.”

Taking readers back to his humble beginnings in the barrio; to his days as a college student in the city; his relationships with women and peers; and to his journey to the United States, Looking Back On My Ilihan reveals Masucol’s insights and deeply felt emotions. It paints a picture of one man’s experiences as he sailed the distressful seas of life, winding through the monster waves of madness and destruction, but still found his way to happiness through proper guidance and direction.

Although written in fiction to protect the characters and names mentioned, Looking Back On My Ilihan is the author’s true-life story that a wide range of readers can relate to.

This book will be featured at the Ohio Library Council Book Exhibit in Toledo, Ohio on October 26-28, 2011.

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Looking Back On My Ilihan * by Elizar C. Masucol
Publication Date: June 3, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4628-7756-0
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4628-7757-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-7758-4

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