About the Book
Book about Ed Barthold, a family friend, who was like a second father to me and my sisters after my Mom died at the age of 46 in 1972. Happy "85" Birthday talks about some of the special times we shared with Ed; his first wife, Carol, who was Mom's college friend; and Ed's second wife, Connie.
Anne Middleton launched her personal histories business in 2011 shortly after retiring from UC San Diego, following a lengthy career in journalism, public relations and fundraising. Throughout her varied work experiences, getting to know people and their life stories was a highlight. After obtaining a master’s degree in print journalism from Northwestern University in 1987, Anne worked for several years as a newspaper reporter. In 2009, she wrote her first personal history, “Middie’s Memoirs,” which chronicled her Dad’s life. This book and other personal histories, including "Our 20 Kraemer Cousins -- featuring #2 Stevie Brennan," and "Happy '85' Birthday, Ed (Barthold)," are available at blurb.com. Anne is a certified Guided Autobiography (GAB) instructor and a member of the Association of Personal Historians (APH).