Life in the Sunset

Life in the Sunset

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ABOUT THE BOOK Life in the Sunset is a memoir told through my eye as a child growing up in the Sunset District of San Francisco in the 1950's. It's a story about trying to fit in.How to be a part of the 'in' group. Or outside looking in. To witness the truth in murder and a dream that will never fl. To feel humiliation and pain while rejoicing in a full moon that never changes. Face the Consequences of a bra that can't be unfastened and Insect Lady. Survive the epic struggle of Snow White vs. God and a 'Sun Flower Yellow' kitchen. Most important of all, this is a story about the place I call home. The family and friends that became my Life In The Sunset. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Jones is a native San Franciscan. He shares his Haight Ashbury home with his wife, daughter, grandchildren and a peaceful garden. He is a graduate of Stanford University masters degree program in education. Upon retirement from the Janet Pomeroy Center, where he taught theater and sports to the physically and mentally disabled for 30 years, he now enjoys writing and performing as a spoken word artist. As an author he has written about everyday heroes that enrich our life. Three stories, The Acorn People, The Wave, and B-Ball have been made into television specials garnering an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody for their producers. A book entitled Kids Called Crazy was nominated for a Pulitzer. And Say Ray the story of a disabled man abducted to Mexico was honored as the American Book of the Year. His classroom experiment in Fascism, The Wave has been produced as a feature film Die Welle and documentary Lesson Plan. The novelized version of The Wave, available through Random House, is printed in 23 languages and required reading in German and Israeli schools. In 2013 Ron completed a musical version of his Wave experience. The Third Wave Musical is available through Dramatic Publishing. Theatric and musical productions of The Wave have been performed in theaters worldwide. For information, play dates, and locations see www.thewavehome.com. Ron is currently working on a play Kids Called Crazy with students at Mercy H.S. San Francisco and Marsh Youth Theater. Recently Ron has taken the stage as a spoken word artist. Solo shows include Buddha Blues, Say Ray, and When God Winked. Last year he produced his first CD, SoulfulBlessing as a unique blend of poetry and jazz. For a listing of Ron's storytelling videos see www.ronjoneswriter.com.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 6mm | 285g
  • Regent Press
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1587903407
  • 9781587903403

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