by Robert A. Parker
About the Book
This memoir captures the major elements in the author's life as he grows from a shy, introspective youth to a man comfortable with modest family and career achievements. His story ranges from his days in small town New England to his professional life in Manhattan, from his early efforts at writing and the early loss of his parents to the resurrection of family life and his exposure to the cultures of other nations. Supported by loving aunts and a loving wife and family, he finds meaning in his Catholic faith and a new understanding of how to address the destiny that confronts all mankind.
Robert A. Parker has been an active writer and photographer for more than 40 years. He has won national awards as a director of publications for corporate magazines, and his free-lance writing has appeared in The New York Times and major consumer magazines. He has also exhibited award-winning photos in the New York/New Jersey area, including with his wife Margot at both the Venezuelan Consulate and the Donnell Library in Manhattan, plus at Brookdale Community College, Freehold, and New Providence Memorial Library. His work has also been shown at The Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, Sussex County Community College, and the Arts Guild of Rahway. Margot has earned many awards. She has received a major “Award of Merit” from the New Jersey Photography Forum, plus awards from art associations of Rutherford and Clifton. She has also exhibited her photography and art in group exhibits at the National Arts Club, Manhattan, the Segal Gallery, Montclair State, and other venues.