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Now available: My new book, A Place to Start

My book is out!

I’m excited to announce that my new book, A Place to Start: Stories and Essays from Down the Road, is now available!

I’ve published it in paperback, for Amazon Kindle, as an e-book compatible with most other e-readers, and as a PDF. Here’s where you can get it:

A Place to Start is available on Amazon worldwide, so if I didn’t link to your country above, search Amazon in your country for “A Place to Start Jim Grey.”

This book collects the best stories and essays from this blog’s first two years, 2007 and 2008. Those were hard years for me, personally, as I was rebuilding my life after my destructive first marriage ended horribly. I wanted to run away, but my two young sons needed me. I had to find a way to push through. Writing these stories and essays helped me make sense of all that had happened so that I could find a good path forward.

I’m not an optimist. I tend to dwell on the negative. Writing these stories and essays helped me find the good in things that happened. It’s why I keep writing — life can be genuinely hard sometimes, and finding the good helps me keep going.

Whenever I publish stories and essays, you tell me in the comments that you find them to be encouraging, and that they really connect with you. That’s really the nicest compliment you can give me! I’m glad to offer you something positive for your own life.

I’ve illustrated this book with the best photographs I could find, ones that relate well to each story and essay. They’re in black and white in the paperback, but in the electronic editions they’re all in color.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy for yourself. Again, here’s where you can get it:

By the way: People who subscribe to my newsletter got advance notice when my book became available. If you’d like to get early notice of my future projects, sign up for my newsletter here!

Last updated on 21 November 2020 by Jim Grey

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24 thoughts on “Now available: My new book, A Place to Start

  1. I would normally buy the paperback, but international mail service is not that great these days so I bought the Kindle version. I use the Kindle application on my iPad so the photos show up very nicely. I’m looking forward to reading your stories.

  2. Congrats, Jim, I hope it’s a big success! I know that’s not why you made the book but still…

    I plan on buying a copy but the downside to something as impersonal as Amazon is that I won’t be able to have you autograph it for me. Have you ever thought of setting a webstore up for this site?

  3. kennethwajda says:

    Congratulations on your new book, Jim. Very exciting that your work and words will be preserved for history in print form!

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