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Steve Sagarra is a freelance writer, journalist and historian from St. Louis, MO. With degrees in history from the University of Missouri, he has contributed to several encyclopedic projects, scholarly journals and websites, including the St. Louis Virtual City Project, Encyclopedia of World History, Encyclopedia of U.S. Indian Policy and Law and Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History. As a former opinion columnist/editorial writer, he has written on topics ranging from socio-economic issues, local and national politics and international relations, and also has reported on the political scene throughout the St. Louis region. Additionally, his short story fiction and poetry has appeared in various online and print magazines, including Sacred Twilight Magazine, The Storyteller, The Stray Branch and Midwest Literary Magazine. Over the years, he has held a colorful variety of jobs – dishwasher, delivery driver, substitute teacher, archeology technician and bartender. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, sporting events, the company of his dogs and playing golf.
on May 09, 2014 :
A consistent narrative throughout creates an enjoyable accounting of events in the author's life, past and present, lending to an easy read. Mr. Sagarra is clearly in love with words (admittedly, perhaps a bit overwhelmingly at points but it doesn't distract), which helps convey a deep and powerful message about many facets in his life. His passion, compassion and appreciation for his friends and family comes through chapter after chapter, especially when talking extensively about his family history. Definitely add this to your collection if you appreciate well-written personal narratives/memoirs.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 06, 2014 :
At first, I asked myself the overall purpose of this book, but soon enough the fluid introspection, meaningful thoughts and the author's conclusions about their life and in general made me understand their need to share it with the world. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy exploring along with an author in a personal journey of discovery and reflection.
(reviewed the day of purchase)