I AM NOT MY SO-CALLED ILLNESS
This celebration of Samuel Laties braids his visionary and humorous fiction, poetry, and essays together with Andrew Laties' reminiscences--along with the tale of Andy's struggle to invest Sam's death with meaning by rescuing a legendary bookstore. In counterpoint, son and father explore mortality and redemption, mental illness and creativity, education and exploitation, morality and hypocrisy, and the transcendent power of imagination.
SAMUEL LATIES was publisher of The Jeff's Class Tribune. He attended Near North Montessori, North Star Self-directed Learning for Teens and Holyoke Community College.
ANDREW LATIES wrote Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For--From Free Speech to Buying Local to Building Communities, which won the Independent Publisher Award and is available from Seven Stories Press.