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Local Author Night

Date: Tue, 11/07/2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Main Library - YA Room
Categories: Adult Events

Join us for a night of readings and discussion celebrating local authors!  Featuring:

Bernard Beck

Bernard Beck is a retired Rutgers University professor and former President of Bnai Keshet Jewish Center of Montclair. Beck has written two nonfiction books on Jewish history.

One American Dream: A Family History

The only thing Jack Rubin ever wanted was to be a real American. A Jewish immigrant from Poland, he arrives in New York City in the late 1800s and begins his American journey by pulling himself up by the bootstraps. But his success doesn’t satisfy him, and when he struggles while raising a headstrong daughter through the roaring twenties, he feels like a failure. Only when he finds himself helping those less fortunate during the Great Depression does Jack realize that he’s been a real American all along.


Mitchell Milch
Mitchell Milch is a psychotherapist in private practice. He makes a monthly written contribution to on keys to performing at one’s peak on and off the roads. He is recently a first time author of his memoir titled: Do I Still Need My Head Examined Or Just A New Pair Of Running Shoes?  Mitchell is a former 2:55 marathoner.

Do I Still Need My Head Examined or Just a New Pair of Running Shoes
Mitchell Milch, LCSW, wants to help you transform your life in ways you never imagined. Milch spent years sifting through the various parts of his personality—defense mechanisms and all—in an effort to emerge renewed and energized to make his life a signed work of art.  Now, he is sharing his story with others to help them break the mindless chains of causation that compel people to repeat their futile habitual modes of behavior.Whether you notice a pattern in your attempts at personal growth, in seeking love, or in your career choices, Do I Still Need My Head Examined, or Just a New Pair of Running Shoes? will help you identify the reasons why you keep hitting dead ends in life.

Milch has fought hard to be where he is now, channeling the hurt from a childhood of neglect into a warrior-like mentality. Ever striving for a better life, Milch discovered the transformative power of running. This sport, which he excelled at from the start, soon changed his life as reciprocally shaped by his growth experiences in psychotherapy.

Written with striking emotional depth, Do I Still Need My Head Examined, or Just a New Pair of Running Shoes? shows us the power to tackle the marathon of life is often found inside our own hearts.


Lou Redmond

“At 6 years old I felt deeply that I was meant to live the life of my dreams. However, as I grew up those dreams were put aside and societal norms took over. I found myself working to fit in with the crowd and take the common corporate road to the “American Dream.”  Unfulfilled by work, I sought my excitement on the weekends from drugs and alcohol. After 2 years of the “work for the weekend” mentality, I finally hit my low point from the excessive partying. I decided I was going to put any drug use on hold, and re-focus my life in a new way.That’s when I got into personal development and completely transformed my life. I haven’t looked back since.My work now centers around showing others a way in which they can live their dream life. I want people to find their truth and have the passion for life they deserve.”

Find Your Truth: A Modern Day Story of Letting Go of Addiction and Finding Life’s Purpose
Have you ever thought there was more to life than working for the weekends?  Do you seek a deeper connection to yourself or something greater?

A college grad working a typical 9-5, Lou found his excitement on the weekends through drugs and alcohol. After the same mundane routine and endless partying lows, he was given an opportunity that would forever change his life.

In this raw and inspirational book, Lou shares his stories of self-sabotage, self-exploration, and self-discovery. Through Lou’s story you’ll find practical tips that can help you Find Your Truth and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Find Your Truth shows that no matter what your circumstances are, you have the ability to change your life. There is greatness inside all of us. Read this book and find your own journey to Truth.


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