Beamish Boy

Beamish Boy by Albert Flynn Desilverbuy-now-on-amazon


“A beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational, comical and terrifying!”



“. . .a fascinating, poetic memoir. . .”

—ForeWord Reviews


Albert Flynn DeSilver’s extraordinary story of second chances is about cultivating a creative life of joy and generosity out of the ashes of fear, doubt, and trauma.

—Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author, Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason


“A compelling story of a boy’s climb out of pain and into poetry”

—Adair Lara, former columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, author of Naked, Drunk, and Writing


“Sometimes we have to go to the darkest depths before we see the light. “Beamish Boy” is the inspiring true story that shows a journey of pain and self-destruction can lead to discovering that the peace and joy we yearned for, is in us all along.”

—James Baraz, co-author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You On The Road To Real Happiness, co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center.



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