Richard just wanted to be from somewhere…
For young Richard, every year it’s the same story: as soon as he settles into his surroundings, with its friendships, school, sports teams, and all those customs that make a place home, he is forced to move. As a boy who is wiser beyond his years, he sees his parents’ strain to follow the upwardly mobile quest of the American Dream – but at what cost? This memoir reveals what it was like to be a teenager in 1960s America. It is a book about disconnection and loss, but also of hope and change: the person we once were does not dictate the person we will become. This recognition is what ultimately holds our destiny.
“Offered with modesty and narrative grace, charged with heart-stopping events and characters” –– Stefanie Marlis
“Skillfully and empathically written” –– Sara Ries Dziekonski
“Richard Robison’s memoir shows us the tender and brutal in a sensitive recollection” –– Peter Money
Richard Robison moved to East Aurora, New York in 1984, and though he can now comfortably refer to himself as a Man from Somewhere, he still does not qualify for status as a local. He lives there with his wife Mary Jean, a psychotherapist, mother, and home decorator, not necessarily always in that order, where together they have restored their century-old home, as an act of love, for the work, family, and each other. A retired English professor, he has been a life-long skier, competitor, and coach, a baseball player into his forties, and an avid bicyclist since childhood. He attended State University of New York colleges in Buffalo and Fredonia, with degrees in Humanities and English, and the State University at Albany's doctoral program in creative writing. THE BOY FROM NOWHERE is his first full length book
Author City: EAST AURORA, NY USA