A compelling memoir that takes the discussion of gay marriage in America to the next level...
Napa CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
What makes a family? And what are the real "family values" that can keep parents and children whole and healthy? In A SONG FOR LOST ANGELS: How Daddy and Papa Fought to Save Their Family (http://www.fearlessbooks.com/Song.htm), San Francisco writer Kevin Fisher-Paulson answers these questions by telling the intimate history of a family of two men plus triplets that came together suddenly one day, and thrived for a year before being torn apart by groundless prejudice. And he tells this riveting story with grace, dignity, and a surprisingly generous dose of humor.
"After a week of not sleeping, Papa and I got into the routine of baby care: feed the baby, burp the baby, change the baby, put the baby to bed, wash baby’s clothes, rinse out baby’s bottle, and make more formula, just about in time to start feeding the baby. Oh, and that process was in duplicate. In fact it was in duplicate with a third kid in the hospital, across the bay. I often found that I was still in my bathrobe at three o’clock in the afternoon. The witty gay couple with lots of time for canapés and cocktails had quickly turned into two sleep-deprived, middle-aged men...."
Fearless Books is proud to announce the successful release of a compelling memoir that takes the discussion of gay marriage in America to the next level, where the rights and struggles of gay-parented families can be openly recognized. As Fearless founder D. Patrick Miller writes in the Publisher's Preface: "My first rule for effective memoirs is 'It's not about you' — meaning that a personal history must connect so well with readers that they feel it's about them. On that score, Kevin's book is about a great many potential readers: gay spouses, anyone who has dealt with the foster/adoption system, anyone who has confronted overt discrimination, parents of every description, and even those who live in thrall to their dogs."
Released on January 1, SONG has already been the subject of a major feature story in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE (http://bit.ly/1hpRkJo), and the author has received an official commendation from California State Senator Mark Leno. The German rights have been licensed for the first European edition to be published later this year. The author's first three readings in the SF Bay area were all SRO, and sold out the available stock at each reading. See the author's current schedule at http://www.fearlessbooks.com/SFLASchedule.html.
The Spring 2014 issue of ForeWord Reviews notes: "While A Song For Lost Angels has all the makings of a tearjerker, Fisher-Paulson probes injustice and pain with a focus on the positive: 'It wasn’t important that the court took [the children] away from us. It was important that we gave them the love they needed.' Light banter informs the chapters, as he often pokes fun at his gay identity, such as when describing his mother in the 'red chiffon cocktail dress that [Fisher-Paulson] tried on only once.' The writing is solid, the tone conversational — and appropriately solemn when the subject merits." SONG has also earned over a dozen 5-star reviews on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/1kznTpl).
Fearless Books, "a daring new spirit in publishing" since 1997, publishes a wide range of titles in the fields of spirituality, psychology, and progressive social issues. Besides its own publishing program, Fearless helps many other authors produce their books independently through its Assisted Publishing Program (http://www.fearlessbooks.com/AssistedPublishing.htm).
Requests for review copies of A SONG FOR LOST ANGELS or author appearances should be directed to Fearless Books at 707-266-1322 or info(at)fearlessbooks(dot)com.