(PRWEB) June 02, 2015
NEWCASTLE, Australia – He is called by friends as uniform collector - a joke that aptly encapsulates a lifetime of service in law enforcement. But beyond all humor, what does it really take to devote one's life to duty? In his poignant, witty and at times hilarious memoir, author Robert Beath shares the kaleidoscopic story of his life as a scout leader, security officer, volunteer firefighter, former post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patient and a human with a heart.
"'Just Another Day At The Office' (published by Xlibris AU) is a rambling, shambolic account of my life and career written in short stories - some rude, some funny, some tragic," Beath shares. In this collection, he chronicles the exciting, adrenaline-rushing and dramatic life of working in the emergency services where each day is an erratic landscape of uncertainties. He has learned to accept the general rule: expect the worst and always be ready. Yet, he has not escaped the deep reach of its nightmares. Beath succumbed into PTSD which turned his world upside down. Luckily, he received the kindness and care he needed to recover and eventually survived the unimaginable to tell his tale.
"If you suffer from PTSD or depression," Beath says, "don't let the hole get too deep. Talk to someone no matter how hard or how much it hurts; it is not just important to your well-being but for your family and friends as well."
A rather candid and a delightfully moving confession, "Just Another Day At The Office" provides insight into the technical and psychological aspects of emergency services and police work. It also offers an example that, as Beath puts it, "You can be a law enforcement officer and still be human."
“Just Another Day At The Office”
By Robert Beath
Hardcover | 6x9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781503504271
Softcover | 6x9in | 134 pages | ISBN 9781503504264
E-Book | 134 pages | ISBN 9781503504288
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Author Robert Beath is a 65-year-old author based in Wallsend. He is retired from a lifetime career in law enforcement and emergency services, and married with three adult children and wonderful grandchildren.
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