"The irony of my mom losing her mind was not lost on me. The memories that mental illness had not already stolen from her across her anguished life now fade into the darkened catacombs of progressive dementia. On the drive home, I kept hearing the phrase repeated… “Your mother is losing her mind.” I decided to use this phrase and my mom’s long suffering as motivation for writing what I hope will ultimately be considered an inspirational memoir. I don’t have life all figured out, but I have learned a few things that might be able to help some people.
Although my story is more dramatic than most, every family experiences dysfunction--and every person can benefit from reconciling his or her family history. Childhood is the time when all that we can become... begins. It is the time when we’re supposed to be infused with the hope that we can succeed at anything. But sometimes circumstance gets in the way. Promises are broken. AN INHERITANCE OF PROMISE is a reminder that, sometimes, the most important promises… are the ones you make to yourself."
Paperback: 256 pages
Publishing date: July 1, 2019
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Price: $19.60 (paperback) $7.99 (e-book)
Ernest DeZolt is an "Associate Professor Emeritus" of Sociology and Criminology with thirty-eight years of university teaching experience. Over this time, he has had the privilege of teaching in diverse educational settings across regional, community, state and Jesuit universities. His scholastic interests, though varied, converge around a better understanding of how life opportunities and experiences forge an identity that becomes the prism through which we see ourselves and the world.
Over the past two years, his writing interest has embraced literary non-fiction. His first manuscript is a memoir entitled, "An Inheritance of Promise." In this work, he takes the reader on an experience of the pain, disappointment, ambiguity, and ultimate joy of a childhood imposed-upon by depression. His upcoming work, "Love Letters to Promise," is a book of letters that he has written to people and situations dating back to childhood.
Ernest DeZolt has called Northeastern Ohio home for most of his life except for a brief hiatus in Kentucky to complete graduate work. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.