Boykie believes much of the draw to “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad” is in its timeliness. “The Baby Boom generation is heading into old age,” he says.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (PRWEB) May 12, 2013
The new collection “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad: The Journal of A. Manley Stanz” (published by AuthorHouse), edited by Terry Scott Boykie, uses humor, satire, controversy and argument to show readers how America has changed for better or worse during the Baby Boom era.
Using poems, vignettes, and the seven deadly sins, “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad” explodes the myth that the so-called “greatest generation” provided all that was needed to keep America strong. Instead, the journal reveals how excess living, hatred, and loneliness have built a nation filled with people angry at the world, the government, their families and themselves for not living up to the false hopes thrown at them.
An excerpt from “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad”:
“We marched back out, a girl with a boy, puffed-up pride, overblown with joy: most of us made it up through twelfth, found some work, found some action. Most got married, half got divorced, all spent lives in search of passion; alone in the languor of my cynical strain, old memories flourish even as I wane.”
Boykie believes much of the draw to “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad” is in its timeliness. “The Baby Boom generation is heading into old age,” he says. “This journal by A. Manley Stanz describes fiercely how a single person in this largest cohort can do so much good or so much damage simply by where he or she is born.”
“Autumn for a Day-Old Toad”
By Terry Scott Boykie
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781477282540
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 362 pages | ISBN 9781477282533
E-Book | 362 pages | ISBN 9781477282557
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Terry Scott Boykie, editor of “Autumn for a Day-Old Toad: The Journal of A. Manley Stanz,” is a native of New Jersey, where he spent the first 20 years of his life trying to play baseball. He was Arthur Manley Stanz’s closest acquaintance until the journal writer’s untimely demise in 2011. As a child, Boykie wished he could have been Mickey Mantle; as an adult, he would like to thank Bruce Springsteen for playing the guitar instead of baseball, thus becoming the most influential person in the growth of Stanz and Boykie’s left-wing values.
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