Young Author Pens Book About Living Abroad After 9/11

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Jessy King releases ‘The Exchange’ about experience overseas during high school senior year

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Wanting to tell his experience of living abroad after 9/11, author Jessy King announces the release of his first book, “The Exchange: Wild Times and Italian Rhymes” (published by iUniverse).

From the snow drifts and tornadoes of Nebraska, to the white sand beaches of southern Italy, King shares his experiences as an exchange student during his senior year of high school. In “The Exchange,” he tells about traveling and learning abroad in 2001 and 2002 against the backdrop of the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City.

From the perspective of a young man learning his way in the world, this memoir narrates King’s adventures in Italy and surrounding countries; the sights, sounds and smells of different places; and his thoughts and feelings as he navigated a new host family, a new language, new foods and new friends in a foreign country.

“The Exchange” discusses the meaningful life lessons he gained while abroad. King says living outside the United States gave him the opportunity to see his homeland for what it is – a great place filled with opportunity and growth in life. He realized how lucky he is to be in a place where dreams and visions do come true.

“The Exchange”
By Jessy King
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781491791189
E-Book | 120 pages | ISBN 9781491791196
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jessy King was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and later moved to Corvallis, where he finished high school. He completed a student exchange trip to Italy. This is his second book. He is also author of “The Greatest Fall from Grace: How Love Conquered All.”

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