Born into an orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York at the start of World War II, Rebeccah recounts her struggle to break free from a restrictive, controlling, angry world. She charms the reader as she takes them through her personal struggles and deep loss to a point of healing, forgiveness and growth.
Rebeccah’s interviewer, Anise, finds inspiration and strength from the story, ultimately reconciling her own family history with her life and choices of today.
It is our hope that “The 30th Day” will provide encouragement to each of its readers as they travel their own life’s road.
Carol and Rebeccah
As a closeted, suburbs-bred grad student by day, hummus-slinging, hard-partying twentysomething by night in turn-of-the-millennium New York, Ryan discovers his live-in boyfriend has been leading a sordid double life. (It spoils nothing to report that that chapter was originally entitled “Hooker Revelation Day.”) Grappling with his sense of self as a result, Ryan turns to these pages to tell tales of club-hopping, substance abuse, getting arrested, hooking up with guys AND girls … and how this all leads to both accepting his sexuality and facing down sobriety. A particularly hedonistic 20-hour party binge and the OD of a loved one are the one-two punch that sets Ryan on a different course. It’s a turbulent rite of passage, to be sure, but ultimately paves the way for Ryan to finally grow up.
This humorous, poignant memoir stars a cast of colorful characters as they bounce around legendary NYC nightlife venues like Limelight, Twilo, and Roxy in a post-AIDS, pre-9/11 sliver of time littered with designer drugs, soaked in booze, and soundtracked by classic house club anthems.
The author vividly conjures for us images of an era that is very different to the present in so many ways. Yet the warmth of family and friends is an ever enduring theme.
For all who lived through that time this book will bring memories flooding back. For those who were born later it offers a glimpse into a bygone age that is not so very far distant in years from now – but that is nonetheless another world.
Behind the scenes – exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!
At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer’s Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril – yet he lived to tell the tale
For a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of “There’s a LION Under My Bed – Book 1