What inspired you to write your memoir?
I was going through a season in life where I found no purpose or satisfaction in what I was doing with my life. I challenged myself to try and find beauty and meaning in my story, no matter how average it may have seemed from the outside.
About your Book:
“I have always saidI didn’t care about being average, but that was before I found out I could be more. Life is the greatest journey any of us will ever take, and it is up to us to determine where that journey will lead.” – Jason Golden “
In A Less Than Golden Life, author Jason Golden invites you along a journey through his ‘average’ life. With honest humor and hilarious self-revelation, he shows that both beauty and meaning can be found in even the most average life stories. And the need for this beauty to be shared with the world.
“I learned that beauty can be found in even the most desolate of places, you just have to be the one searching for it.”
Whether you are searching for more to life, or just looking for a fresh story you can relate to. A Less Than Golden life seams together the fibers of raw perspective and beautiful stories. One thing is certain, the further you read into this story of hope the more you realize it is your story too.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I researched for days on end and decided to go with IngramSpark.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Writing a memoir seemed easier, since it is my story I should know how to tell it. However, it makes it a tougher sell when you aren’t famous.
If you want to know more about me, it’s pretty simple. I began writing as a joke between my wife and I, which quickly evolved into much more. It became my passion and escape from the mundaneness of everyday life. I have been incredibly blessed with a beautiful wife, family, and the world’s most amazing son, Mr. Wussy Goldberg (a cat).
I am a big dreamer and believe we all are deep down, we just have to find our true purpose in life. That is what brought me to this point. I spent the last three years in Hawaii, but now I live in St. Louis with my beautiful wife Emily (and Mr. Wuss of course). And other than that, there are a few other things I think you should know:
#1: I am an avid fly fisherman. There is nothing I love more than standing in the midst of a river waving a twig at a fish. It is an art that has taught me so much about patience, beauty, and life in general. If you ever want to go, just let me know!
#2: I love a good story. This is something I have come to appreciate just recently in life, when I began trying to write a better one for my life. When I am not behind the keyboard, or in a trout stream, you will find me deep in the pages of a good story. below are a few books I recommend:
-A Million Miles in a Thousand Years- Donald Miller -Beat the Street- Peter Lynch
-Love Does- Bob Goff -Blue Like Jazz- Donald Miller -The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis
-Scary Close- Donald Miller
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