NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Falling Out: A Memoir: Saving a Life Should be More Fun! is a great read! The love-child of David Sedaris and Richard Price, Kenyon Oster is a dazzling lterary talent! Oster's selflessness places him on a journey that highlights positive energy, the power of forgiveness and the inner strength that lies within each of us. Rising above adversity has never been more entertaining or inspiring!
Falling Out of the clost while saving his friend's life turn Oster into a nineteen-year-old, brain-damaged zombie with no hope of ever being more. Rebuilding his life is the definitiojn of impossible. And when the same frind sues him, because he has amnesia, his daunting recovery becmes wrapped up by is batttle between wanting revenge an needing forgiveness...
"My friend sued me afer I almost died saving her while simultaneously falling out of the closet off the balcony of a gay bar in New Orleans. She lost her balance. I reached out to stop her. She was fine. I was her landing pad. My boyfriend wasn't fine. He stood frozen in complete horrified shock as e waced the paramedics pull her off my lifeless body from atop sewer cover on Bourbon Street a few feet away He was still in shock when my parents kicked him out of the hospital. That's what happens to gay people. It never would have happened if I was straight. But my parents didn't want a gay son, so when I woke up from the coma and had brain damage and amnesia they saw making Jason leave as their chance to destroy the evidence of my other life, my gayness. What wa really happening, though, was that I was a nineteen-year-old zombie and the doctors didn't think I'd ever recover. I risked everything to save my friend's life and my life was over before it began. I wasn't having it. I didn't listen to the experts. I wanted a happy ending."
Although Oster is entirely optimistic, he's completely lost. The people he looks to for help are equally lost, and the experts he seeks out for counsel only add to his confusion. And the fact that he feels like he's losing his mind at any given moment (the real reason the doctors never expect him to make a true recovery) that turns his life into a hell doesn't help matters.
"Trapped inside myself without my voice meant that I didn't know how to ask for anything, let alone for help. My thoughts and words were a big jumbled mess never to be reconciIed. I spent weeks trying to marry them to express myself while being distracted by a constantly rising and falling wave of crazed panic that wreaked havoc on my life. That's what losing my mind was like and no one prepared me for it. I was a sitting duck."
Oster employs positive affirmations to navigate the world as it falls around him with every step he takes. Unfortunately, recovering from his injuries are cruel and insufferable reminders that he wil never forgive his friend. Every time he falls down mentally or emotionally or physically he becomes mired in the shame and humiliation of how saving his friend's life destroyed his own.
"Eventhough I was telling mysef 'something wonderful was going to happen' and conjuring all of this positive energy into my life, I never wanted to forgive my friend. I didn't know how. I was busy with the crazy and trying to find my voice, but I could never wrap my head around the fact that she sued me. I always baffled me and broke my heart. But the real reason for me was that forgiveness was always synonymous with forgetting. I couldn't have one without the other, and I couldn't forget because I always struggle with depression or PTSD or agoraphobia or crazed panic. The madness of my life left me marinating in shame and heartbreak. I wanted to kill her with my bare hands more than I wanted to forgive her because I was never able to forget how saving her life turned every minute of mine into a living hell. I'd fall down and get back up and fall down and get back up and I did that more times than I count until I couldn't fight the crazy anymore and became homeless. I didn't want to live with this irrational fear that I couldn't fight, so I lost sight of my something wonderful. And then I randomly met Deepak Chopra who told me thaqt I'm sparkly. That was my moment ofr clarity. That's when I realized that I'd lost everything I owned in this world exdcept the courage I had to go on my journey in the first place. That's when I learned how to honor my goodness and started wishing her happiness. That's when I embraced forgiveness and that's when my life changed."
Oster's debut memoir, Falling Out: A Memoir: Saving A Life Should be More Fun!, is great! He effortlessly weaves his story together with skillful precision that hooks his readers instantly. His arduous journey to forgiveness is a lesson for everyone. You should be reading this book. Get your copy today!
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