Greetings, fellow indie writers and readers! I am Beem Weeks, author of the historical fiction/coming-of-age novel JAZZ BABY and SLIVERS OF LIFE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES. My goal in life is to promote the indie movement to the world. I can be found on Twitter @VoiceOfIndie and @BeemWeeks. I enjoy indie films, loud music, and a well told story. Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Slivers Of Life
Mark Herndon spent nearly three decades behind the drum kit for country music band Alabama. He’s enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame along with the other three members of the legendary group. But despite the celebrity such a position affords, Mark maintains that common man element that makes him a likeable soul.
In The High Road, Herndon invites readers to follow him on a jaunt through his past, beginning with his childhood as the son of a respected military man and a devoted mother, through his years in country music’s biggest band, and into his days as a pilot and doting father to his own daughter.
A rebellious and free spirit, Herndon lets readers in on the fun, games, and pranks—some of which go awry—of his youth. He shares what it was like watching the band blow up into bona fide superstars. He also sheds a little light on the politics that go on behind the scenes in the music industry. But this memoir isn’t a dirt-dishing tell-all sort of story. That’s why it’s titled The High Road, as that’s the route Herndon has chosen to travel. Mark was there for all of those great Alabama moments: meeting President and Mrs. Reagan, the successful tours, and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But it’s the quieter moments that show he’s no different from the guys who work in factories or the girls waiting tables at the local diner. Mark Herndon is an ordinary man who has lived an extraordinary life.
As far as memoirs go, this is a good one—even if you’re not a country music fan.
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