Douglas Charles Toland looks back on life to draw future predictions

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New book ‘This Life’s Tempestuous Sea’ analyzes human nature to inspire change in new generations

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For author Douglas Charles Toland, life lessons came in the form of risks taken and opportunities missed. He lived abroad for a number of years in Moscow, where he gained a new viewpoint on topics like health, conflict, relationships and civilization.

For author Douglas Charles Toland, life lessons came in the form of risks taken and opportunities missed. He lived abroad for a number of years in Moscow, where he gained a new viewpoint on topics like health, conflict, relationships and civilization.

Toland presents his newfound perspective on American health and society in his new book, “This Life’s Tempestuous Sea: Risks Survived and Lessons Learned While Growing Up and Growing Older (and Voicing Several Concerns for America and the World)” (published by AuthorHouse).

Within this multifaceted worldview of a memoir, Toland presents readers with several topics including risk-taking, health, war and environmental advocacy. Expanding upon these items, Toland takes a personal approach, musing on the implications of human interaction on future generations, the earth and civilized humanity at large.

Toland takes a hard look at the perils of obesity and exposure to toxins and disease, as well as the hazards of taking chances, the effects technological advancements will have on future generations and the importance of faith when navigating personal hurdles of sexuality, communication and self-confidence.

“This Life’s Tempestuous Sea”
By Douglas Charles Toland
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 550 pages | ISBN 9781481735162
E-Book | 550 pages | ISBN 9781481735155
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Douglas Charles Toland grew up in a semi-rural corner of northern Delaware. The third of three sons in a blue-collar family, he felt confined by the pressures of near-constant parental and sibling monitoring throughout his childhood. Rarely confident in the adolescent social world as well, he found solace in nature and his love for all living things. “This Life’s Tempestuous Sea” highlights many of his struggles with unrealistic expectations, feeling victimized, coping with life-threatening migraine headaches, overcoming a crippling academic deficit and his anxiety over the Cold War and America’s expanding consumerism following World War II. Four life-changing episodes moved Toland to mature and self-actualize: completing and escaping from high school; a tour of duty in the Navy; graduating from college; and heading to Alaska where he lived for 25 years. “This Life’s Tempestuous Sea” recounts many of his experiences during these times. He returns to Alaska every summer where he prospects for crystals on his mountain.

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