Barton Rubenstein had a picture-perfect childhood — a loving family, idyllic summers at the beach, and a particularly close kinship with his progressive, charismatic, and devoted mom. When she died after a brutal five-year battle with cancer, Barton, just 18, found himself confronted by unbearable heartbreak. He was also saddened that his mother had not realized many of her dreams and was petrified he could meet the same fate. This fear sent him headlong into a life of unexpected adventures and achievements, feeling that tomorrow could be too late.
“Achingly honest, Barton demonstrates in telling the unstinting resolve that compels him to strive for increasingly meaningful fulfillment in his family, community, and professional life. This remarkable narrative is an inspiration and roadmap for all.” – Dick Anderson, creative consultant, author of Solo: Venturing Alone in the Northern Wilds
“We see Rubenstein’s pain, and his triumph. And in this way ourselves are confronted with the tragedies and challenges that make up all of our lives. – Bill Hutman, former journalist and author of Conversations: Thinking about Talking