Eugene X. Perticone brings Emerson’s teachings to present in new novel

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‘Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me’ follows young boy’s education on Emerson’s work, shows Emerson’s modern relevance

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Throughout the novel, Matthew will not only grow to understand Emerson’s teachings, but also learn to apply them to his daily life.

Matthew, 12, is a typical young boy with typical young boy worldviews. Matthew’s grandfather, Sam, intends on changing his worldviews with the help of renowned transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Author and former teacher Eugene X. Perticone invites old and young readers alike to experience his newest novel, “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” (published by iUniverse), which chronicles Matthew’s journey into the world of Emerson.

“Although circumstances and the problems of life may seem different and more complex in our time, it is shown in this book that the best solutions have not changed very much at all,” Perticone says. “The wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson, as demonstrated in his essay ‘Self-Reliance,’ as well as in other of his works, is shown to be as pertinent today as in the time it was written.”

Inspired by Perticone’s own spiritual awakening, “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” follows Matthew’s growing understanding of Emerson’s work, as well as the ever-strengthening bond between Sam and Matthew. Throughout the novel, Matthew will not only grow to understand Emerson’s teachings, but also learn to apply them to his daily life.

“Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me”
By Eugene X. Perticone
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729694
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729670
E-Book | 326 pages | ISBN 9781491729687
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Eugene X. Perticone is a former public school teacher, college professor and licensed psychologist. “Waldo Emerson, My Grandfather, and Me” is his first published book, which was inspired by his own spiritual awakening and belief that young children can understand the work of Emerson.

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