1969 & Then Some is a Grand Tour of a Golden Age: Motorcycles, Romance gave Vision to the Meaning of War. Brainstorm is a Memoir of Cerebral Aneurysm—and a Crash Course in Coping with Non-communication in today’s Medical Complex.
Maui, HI, October 13, 2015 – Robert Wintner’s new memoirs are 1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of the Golden Age and Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and Cerebral Aneurysm (Yucca Publishing).
1969 and Then Some is a Grand Tour for youth who became decision makers of today. Wintner puts perspective on a dynamic era, as the decades unfold with lingering influence—and continuing romance, motorcycles and the values that define us.
Brainstorm narrates a cerebral aneurysm in the immediate family and the onslaught of trauma, non-communication and overwhelming legality. Brainstorm follows a conscientious couple seeking participation in the process, to no avail.
Writing from experience, Wintner combines decades on the high seas and below the surface with a literary style honed to efficiency. “Sometimes events in our lives bear striking similarities, like banking into a curve at eighty, or kissing my wife minutes before brain surgery,” says Wintner. “I wonder if I’m over my head, hope I’m not, and proceed as if I can get through this.”
Robert Wintner is Snorkel Bob, Hawaii’s largest reef outfitter, and has written fifteen books, including Pulitzer-nominated In Sweet Magnolia Time and two movie-optioned novels, The Modern Outlaws and Whirlaway.
For more information, see: www.robertwintner.com.
1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of the Golden Age
By Robert Wintner
Brainstorm: A Memoir of Love, Devotion, and Cerebral Aneurysm
By Robert Wintner
Available at Amazon.com
1969 and Then Some
Marnie Gaede, president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society US and the Fund for Wild Nature: “Robert Wintner takes us on his journey first in the American Midwest as a college student, then on a sex and drugs, On the Road–style motorcycle trip across southern England, France, Spain, Italy, Israel, the Red Sea, Germany, and finally the Netherlands. . . . California, motorcycles, and women round out the life adventure. Facing old age and the inevitable progressing failures of the body, Wintner reflects on friends and experiences. In the end he realizes the only way forward is through acceptance of another motorcycle journey.”
JointForcesJournal.com: “This touching, humorous memoir is the true story of a late ’60s grand tour of Europe—a life-defining parable… an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding oneself.”
Amazon.com customer: “This is not your typical medical book – instead this is the book for all of us who have felt terrified and guilty when the one we love is suddenly terribly sick. This is the Heart of Darkness that is inside all of us, waiting to be released because emotions are just too hard to contain. This is a story of hope, reconciliation with modern medicine and – above all – of love.”