Southern Fried Fiction: How The Insidious Onset Of Depression Derailed A Successful Man's Life

Southern Fried Fiction How The Insidious Onset Of Depression Derailed A Successful Man s Life Stuart Hotchkiss is at the end of his rope Underemployment bankruptcy and a looming third divorce have worn him down His mother has died He s estranged from his own son Death seems like a release Th

  • Title: Southern Fried Fiction: How The Insidious Onset Of Depression Derailed A Successful Man's Life
  • Author: Stuart Hotchkiss
  • ISBN: 9781507665800
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stuart Hotchkiss is at the end of his rope Underemployment, bankruptcy, and a looming third divorce have worn him down His mother has died He s estranged from his own son Death seems like a release.The son of a once great Southern family, Hotchkiss spent his early life struggling to escape familial expectations and secrets He paid for his own education and eventuallyStuart Hotchkiss is at the end of his rope Underemployment, bankruptcy, and a looming third divorce have worn him down His mother has died He s estranged from his own son Death seems like a release.The son of a once great Southern family, Hotchkiss spent his early life struggling to escape familial expectations and secrets He paid for his own education and eventually secured a position as president of a national media conglomerate, only to resign a year later and bring senseless litigation that rendered him permanently underemployed.Southern Fried Fiction is all that a memoir should be a captivating story, real and raw, with a healthy dose of humor to carry readers through the pain of its author s loss and past mistakes Through it, Hotchkiss eloquently exorcises the demons of his climb toward success, capping it off with a spark of hope beyond the veil of his near suicide, one that even the most cynical of us can find inspiration in.In the vein of Russell Baker s Growing Up and Michael Gates Gill s How Starbucks Saved My Life, Hotchkiss s memoir is a moving account of one man s battle to overcome his demons and start over.

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    1. *Won in a giveaway*A very good read. From the get go one feels that it is going to be an enlightening journey from front cover to back and it does not fail in that regard. Mr. Hotchkiss's life is an extraordinary one filled with love, heartache and all the doubts associated with being human. One feels his joy when good things happen only to have that joy stripped when the negative sets in. As one who has struggled with depression and anxiety I applaud his efforts to regain control of his life a [...]

    2. ***I won this book through the First Reads program*** I think the best way to describe this book is unputdownable. If I didn't have another book to read at the same time (I belong to a book club), I'm sure I would have finished it in only two or three days. I would often read it before bed and was always disappointed when it came time to sleep because I just wanted to keep reading! Although I didn't always agree with the author's actions, I couldn't help but root for him. As someone who also de [...]

    3. Wow! I procrastinated reading this book when I first received it from the Giveaway. Several weeks later, author Stuart Hotchkiss "nudged" me in an e-mail, politely asking if I had had a chance to review it yet. So, I after I finished reading the book I was currently reading, I gave it a go. I was happy that I did. This detailed, personal account of his roller-coaster life was entertaining, heart-wrenching and heart-warming----not necessarily in that order. The humbling outcome of the series of [...]

    4. Wow! What a quick read! I felt every disappointment and the author's trying times; the adventures were fun and exciting -- like I was there. I also felt the agony of the low periods. It's hard to imagine that this IS a true story. But then again, how could anyone make this stuff up?? In the end, what really shines through is the author's will to push through and begin again, with nothing. I hope he writes a great sequel.

    5. This memoir by Stuart Hotchkiss is one of those unusual books that you begin for one reason and finish for another. I originally received the book from the author as background material for a radio interview I was doing with him. I started the book with the idea that I could at least get a handle on the author's style and writing ability. I did not intend to finish the book since I'm really not into memoirs. I think I was half way through when the radio show took place and Mr. Hotchkiss was now [...]

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