Driving in Reverse : The Life I Almost Missed
Author Lindsay Wincherauk is down on his luck and headed for midlife collapse. Working two dismal jobs to pay his trendy Yaletown rent, grieving the sudden loss of two friends and family members, and dumped by the love of his life - Lindsay looks for the nearest exit. He decides on a whim to escape to Europe with his buddy Dave. By a twist of fate, his life turns completely upside down when he attempts to renew his passport and discovers he's the main character in a dark family secret. Reeling from the shock, Lindsay grabs his bags and blasts through 11 countries in 31 days. Wincherauk's story moves at breakneck speed as the author describes his flight through pain and madness, spinning into surreal side trips where he meets an inferno of wild characters. Back in Vancouver, while driving a suicidal man to work, a light goes on and Lindsay knows what he must do: write his story. He's come precariously close to self-destructing and knows that until the hidden pieces of his life are uncovered, something would be missing. Writing his way through the dark chapters, with wit and candour, he breaks through to the other side - ""reborn"".
- Paperback | 313 pages
- 216 x 279 x 17.78mm | 839.15g
- 30 Nov 2017
- Austin Macauley Publishers
- London, United Kingdom
About Lindsay Wincherauk
LINDSAY WINCHERAUK is an author, journalist, and one-time bartender; he loves writing about the world as he sees it. He was a contributing writer to 24 Hours Vancouver. He co-authored a book titled: SEED'S SKETCHY RELATIONSHIP THEORIES - A GUIDE TO THE PERILS OF DATING (HOW NOT TO BECOME A BAR REGULAR) (2004). FUN FACTS: Lindsay quarterbacked high school, junior, and university football teams, winning city, provincial, and national championships. He holds the record for the longest touchdown pass in Canadian junior football league history, 108 yards. Amazingly, he's blind in one eye.