If You Ever Need Me, I Won’t be Far Away

April 12, 2012

Book review

Rosen offers a road map for all of us who are struggling with life’s momentous problems, how to come to terms with all that has been given us and to prepare for what may be in store.

by Bruce Farrell Rosen

Written with startling honesty and grace, Rosen’s memoir transcends the loss of people, place and love with joy, humor, heart, inspiration and a reawakened passion.

For those who have ever lived through a painful childhood due to an abusive father, becoming well rounded adults with the ability to love and care for those around them can be daunting. Yet, Rosen shares how he was able to become a loving father and husband, not only despite the obstacles, but partly because of them.

Calling himself a tour guide on this journey of “what it means to be alive,” Rosen follows the inspiration of his psychic mom, who supported her family by reading tea leaves for the famous, including Marlon Brando. Despite her many trials and tribulations, including her husband’s affair, an attempted rape and a battle with cancer, she loved life.

Forgiving his father and living fully with his mother’s joy, Rosen shows that even a difficult path through life can be successful. Hoping readers will rediscover themselves as they read this book of joy, love, reflection and healing, Rosen offers a road map for all of us who are struggling with life’s momentous problems, how to come to terms with all that has been given us and to prepare for what may be in store.

$18.50 — Alma Rose Publishing, 2443 Filmore St., #338, San Francisco, CA 94115.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 30, Number 6, December 2011/January 2012.

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