An entertaining and memory jogging collection of short stories and poems, fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. They were written by the 90 year old author over the last six years he attended a creative writing class. The individual stories are bundled into a journey from youth to old age, and into experiences which tend to shape our personality. In his case, the experiences in Germany from where he fled and the WWII experiences which shaped his serious nature. As we travel along our journey through life we all begin to learn that there is humor even during the dark segments and some sadness even along the brightest scenes. We gain insight and wisdom. A sense of humor helps overcome the potholes in the road to make the journey more pleasant. A sense of humor shines through the stories as does the wisdom and insight he has amassed during his lifetime. He continues creative writing which had discovered his sense of humor, a joy which is reflected in his short stories.
Hirsekorn, age 90, has valuable lessons for adults and children."A Journey Through Life," by Fred Hirsekorn, anthologizes some critical moments in the life of this German born author. He has witnessed the reality of the Holocaust, been to war, and suffered the loss of one of his adult children. Through poetry, story telling, and photographs, Hirsekorn captures his life story and shares valuable lessons at the same time.
His use of humor is refreshing.
A Journey Through Life entertains and offers something valuable. It is very relevant.
Forward Clarion Reviews, by Laura Mahon
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