A heartwarming, humorous, and poignant book about searching and finding our home in the world, our place in the universe. Told in a series of linked essays, the author takes the readers on a relatable journey as he seeks for a special place to call home.
“Berner gives us both travelogue and memoir in living, breathing depth and color. Outstanding!" (D.S. White, Editor-in-Chief, Longshot Island)
"Reflective, engaging… Berner's authentic storytelling takes you with him on his travels through the chapters of his life where in the end, he reveals connections to finding a place to be, his home under the stars." (Nancy Chadwick, author of Under the Birch Tree)
“A writer with an enormous sense of humanity.” (Grady Harp, San Francisco Review of Books)
“Berner has a no-holds-barred writing style. Raw, honest, confessional. He’s a master storyteller.” (Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, author of Lines)
“Berner’s work always captures the essence of what it is to be human.” (Larry Richert, KDKA Radio)
“Berner writes with vulnerability, humor, and grace.” (Scott Whitehair, founder, Chicago’s This Much is True.)
BIOGRAPHY David Berner is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher. He has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, FL and at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL. He's won awards from the Society of Midland Authors, the Chicago Writers Association, and an honor from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. He regularly contributes to the CBS Radio Network and has contributed to public radio stations around the country, including NPR’s Weekend Edition.
David's latest book, THE CONSEQUENCE OF STARS (Adelaide Books NY/Lisbon) is a memoir about searching for home. Reviewers have called it heartwarming, and at times both humorous and poignant.
His first book, ACCIDENTAL LESSONS (Strategic) was awarded the Royal Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature. In 2011, David was awarded the position of Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, Florida and his memoir – ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE: A Journey of Fathers and Sons (Dream of Thing Publishing) – is a product of the three months spent at Kerouac’s former home. The book won the Chicago Writers Association “Book of the Year” award in 2013. In 2015, he was award the Writer-in-Residence honor by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and his collection of essays, THERE’S A HAMSTER IN THE DASHBOARD (Dream of Things Publishing) was named a 2015 “Best Book” by the Chicago Book Review. He has also performed live literature at 2nd Story, Essay Fiesta, and Sunday Salon.
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