His Mother's Son
Memoirs of an Accidental Man
by Paul Anthony
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Pub Date 07 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022
How do you turn an accidental life into an authentic one? How do you find the place where you fit in?
Paul Anthony’s first memoir describes a search for meaning and belonging that was motivated by a fractured relationship with his mother. The wall that blocked their maternal bond in time rose up between him and others–at home, school, work, and with friends and lovers. How could he find a way to surmount that wall? How could he resolve the struggle in his heart between the need to love and the hatred ignited by her rejection? His very life hung in balance as his quest led him to steamy jungles, frozen mountains, and even to the depths of his darkest dreams.
But when he finally discovered the key to unlock his mystery of himself, would he have what it took to use it?
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""There are no embellishments here, no sentimentality, just a stark almost cathartic recital of the past which uplifts the reader as you learn to empathize with the courage and determination of the author. Truly a remarkable read and especially useful if you want to face your own demons and find both freedom and tranquility in life. In many ways sheer poetry reminiscent of Bob Dylan—“How many roads must a man walk”-- to discover that --- “the answer my friend is blowing in the wind”""
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One aspect of memoirs I've always found interesting is the way people recount their lives. What do they find important or significant enough to tell us? Throughout this, Paul Anthony makes some beautiful analogies of his upbringing.
This was my first address in the world- the intersection of anger and anxiety.
He describes his parents in archetypes and refers to his childhood in almost bleak passing as he continues to name himself an accidental child, and his parents as accidental parents. It's easy to read but so impact.
Paul takes what he has, despite feeling like an accidental child and an accidental man, and turns his life into something. I think anyone who's felt remotely similar or lost at some point in their life, can relate and take something away from this memoir.