Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child is available through your favorite local book retailer, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and numerous other online sources. Copies are available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book (Kindle, Nook, etc.) forms.

Austin’s renowned BookPeople, one of the finest independent bookstores in the United States, has twice placed Cold Turkey at Nine: The Memoir of a Problem Child on its bestsellers table. The book was chosen for special exhibition at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, the world’s largest event for book publishers in the world, from October 8-12, 2014.

Cold Turkey at Nine, center, appeared twice on BookPeople's bestsellers table.

Cold Turkey at Nine, center, appeared twice on BookPeople’s bestsellers table, this time between George Armstrong Custer and God. Note that those books are larger than life, like their topics. Cold Turkey at Nine is a normal-sized book with 271 pages.


You are invited to read the story of unspeakable tragedies, zany and touching accounts of a farm family’s life, a problem child’s coming of age, his problem child tendencies in adulthood, family life, successes and failures, and resulting life lessons. Readers report laughing out loud and being brought to tears as they proceeded through the book.

The author’s second book of nonfiction, Meanderings and Mullings, was published in October 2017.

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