My goal was to have readers realize that there are now many of us out there who are dealing with the difficulties of ‘parenting our parents
LARKSPUR, Calif. (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
In his candid, often humorous and always true-to-life new memoir “Feet First: Riding the Elder Care Rollercoaster with My Father” (published by iUniverse), author Jamie Legon highlights the struggles of elderly people who want to continue to live independently and discusses the impact those struggles have on family members.
“The sheer number of baby boomers that have aging parents is exploding, making this a very topical and extremely relevant subject,” Legon writes. “My father’s impossible disposition, as well as his difficult circumstances, made me want to reach out to other children of aging parents. It’s my hope that this story might provide a little help, maybe a few laughs, or possibly some insight into dealing with what is, for many of us, a very difficult situation.”
Legon describes his father, Ellie, as a cross between Archie Bunker from “All in the Family” and Ralph Kramden from “The Honeymooners,” who, following his wife’s death, refused to accept help from anyone other than his son. Legon writes openly and honestly about how his father’s insistence on maintaining independence impacted everyone around him.
“Feet First” tells a rollercoaster ride of a story with humor and candor, looking at sensitive subjects including elder care, family histories and sibling relationships. “My goal was to have readers realize that there are now many of us out there who are dealing with the difficulties of ‘parenting our parents,’” Legon says.
By Jamie Legon
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781475972146
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781475972122
E-Book | 92 pages | ISBN 9781475972139
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About the Author
Jamie Legon began his career in the entertainment business producing concerts in South America before moving to Hollywood, where he produced and directed commercials and videos for more than 25 years. He resides with his family in Northern California. This is his first published book, and it has been named an iUniverse Rising Star and Editor’s Choice title.
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