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Available in September 2012
Prison Is A Place by Harley Sorensen is the latest Chronic Discontent Book. Read mom’s review here and The Star-Tribune’s story of how the book was discovered and published after the author’s death here .
Available in March 2011
“My prayer for you is that you find the boldness described in Ephesians 3:12: ‘In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.’ There will come a time in each of our lives when we will need to call on Jesus with boldness and confidence. We have to be ready, for we may only have an instant to avert tragedy. If you have the courage to ‘make it right’ your life will be blessed beyond calculation.”
These selected poems of Franklin, Tennessee native Frank Andrews put a simple man’s life of friendship and love as well as hardship and sadness to vivid rhyme. Whether he was courting his future wife or privately lamenting the loss of war, Andrews has paused to turn his feelings into poetry. Go with him as he does a U.S. Army private’s muddy duty, watches his children grow up, goes broke and learns something from the good times and the bad. Reflecting the author’s abiding faith in God and the goodness of the people of his hometown, these “songs” will bring joy to poetry lovers everywhere. Click here to read the foreword by Mary Trim Anderson. Click here for the prologue (“Mule Barn Blues”).
“The best part about this story is its simplicity: The drug war must be stopped,” says Thomas Brent Andrews in The Pot Plan: Louie B. Stumblin and the War on Drugs. Determined to tell his painful tale of addiction and journalism and share the surprising solution to his personal “vicious cycle,” Andrews quit the newspaper business and started writing. Several years later, he has been threatened by the police, has suffered symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, has missed journalism like an old friend – and through it all has remained sober. This is his remarkable story.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE POT PLAN
“In addition to defeating the War on Drugs, Andrews wants to come clean with the world in “The Pot Plan,” and he does so with absolute honesty, incredible descriptions and colorful language. Anybody who’s been in a similar situation will pick this book up and sympathize and remember what it was like to live in those dark ages.” – Will Jordan, High Times, November 2005
“A bold book.” – Radio newsman Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network
“He’s a very good writer. And he doesn’t spare himself at all.” – Dave Oliveria, The Spokesman-Review (from Huckleberries Online)
“Louie, I love the book. It’s a real page-turner and your descriptions are soooo gooooood!!!!!!” – Reader Connie C., Nashville, TN (via email)
“[The Pot Plan] rightfully rails against the abysmal failure we call the War on Drugs, while simultaneously describing one person’s unique solution to addiction and self-destruction.” – Michael Morrison, MichaelMorrison.com, June 2006
“I have your book in my office.” – Keith Stroup, Esq., founder of NORML (via email)
“The Pot Plan is a book of unrelenting passion. Brent Andrews poured his soul into it, completely absorbed, writing furiously, and coming up with several books in one.” – Harley Sorensen, in his foreword to The Pot Plan