The author of this memoir, now in his 80s and an inductee in the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame, takes us on a journey through the twentieth century and finds much both to curse and to bless....A journalist and PhD historian, Andrew McDowd Secrest offers an unsparingly objective account of himself, his times and intimate portraits of famous and ordinary people he has known. He is, by turns, funny, sad, angry, and forgiving. This book offers readers an exciting, if sometimes bumpy, trip through the 20th century.
The overarching theme is change, personal and societal. The Secrest family shows proud accomplishments while also confronting dysfunction occasioned by a strain of mental illness... Click here to BUY IT.