Lessons born in the nostalgia of a 1980s childhood find their wings decades later, in this true coming-of-age story of a singer-songwriter reinventing his life outside the shadow of his mother’s dementia.
Open Up unfolds during the same day as the #1 bestselling Living Halfway, with all of the heart, vulnerability, and humanity of its literary fraternal twin, but none of the cynicism. Familiar scenes are seen through a different lens, suggesting not only the power of a changed perspective, but also what beauty we might find inside. If we can just open up.
“A work so full of intangible inspiration it has to be read from cover to cover to be fully appreciated.”
“Strong and beautiful… full of heart, humor, and unexpected treasures one might find in an old trunk of well-lived memories.”
- Dr. Jordan Alexander
“Such a beautiful book… heartfelt, raw, no holds barred, and displaying the true light at the end of the tunnel. The lyricism of Woodard’s prose flows as freely as music, which makes the work all the more emotive and accessible. ‘Open Up’ is a must-read for anyone seeking a spark of inspiration in their lives.”
- Readers’ Favorite