Author RjCook’s new memoir recognizes lie of lost love

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‘The Road behind Me’ details coping with heartache, epiphany of realization later in life

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The book reflects a much freer, more open time in our society, before the onslaught of the tight-minded regulatory thinking that exists today.

The chance meeting with a lost lover and the realization that all was not as it seemed inspired author RjCook to write the painful memoir of his broken heart, “The Road behind Me: (the Lie of Hannah)” (published by iUniverse).

“If a reader has ever loved and lost, he or she will understand the book’s appeal,” RjCook says. “Life is a continuance of surprises. Despair and painful memories are often dictated by what the mind is recalling and not what the heart actually knows.”

“The Road behind Me” is a story of a young man trying to understand love and purpose, all during the time of free love, peace, Woodstock, Nixon and Vietnam. It is a memoir of a lost love while young and a cross-country relocation, only to discover distance does nothing to diminish the hurt of a broken heart. Lastly, it is a story of the adventures encountered on the journey across the United States and a late-in-life epiphany after living life based on a single deception for the better part of 40 years.

“The book reflects a much freer, more open time in our society, before the onslaught of the tight-minded regulatory thinking that exists today,” RjCook says. “It details a period in our history before the world was overcast with the likes of the Internet, cell phones, tablets … a much larger world because a person’s vision only reached as far as he could see.”

The Road behind Me
By RjCook
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 128 pages | ISBN 9781491732915
E-Book | 128 pages | ISBN 9781491732908
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
RjCook is an administrator for the online web magazine “horrible REALITY Land.” He was born and raised in New Jersey, where he currently lives with his wife, “Mattie”. He is a writer of poetry and short stories and “The Road behind Me” is his first book.

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