David Berner had it all—a very successful career as a broadcast journalist, a beautiful wife and family, and a good income.
Life took a drastic 180 when his father became terminally ill; he lost his job and his marriage fell apart. But it’s always darkest before the light and a serendipitous opportunity helped Berner get to his light.
After accepting a teaching position in an impoverished and troubled Chicago-area school district, he had no idea where life would take him or what these students would be like. Figuring he had nothing to lose, he ended up gaining much more than he ever thought he would. His students, representations of society’s throw-aways, taught him invaluable lessons about himself and why he became a journalist in the first place.
Look what people are saying about Accidental Lessons:
“Berner has given us a beautiful, elegantly-written book in the tradition of Blackboard Jungle and To Sir, With Love – the difference here is that Berner's story is not fiction, it's true.” -Thomas E. Kennedy, 2008 Winner of the National Magazine Award; author of Riding the Dog: A Look Back at America.
Accidental Lessons is a wonderfully written and stirring narration of an award-winning journalist’s personal struggle and self-discovery. It is a testament to truth and gives voice to those who need their story told.
Publisher’s website: http://www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/
About the Author:
David W. Berner is a journalist, documentary writer, and producer. He teaches writing, documentary, and radio narrative classes at Columbia College in Chicago. He has published personal essays and hundreds of magazine articles and interviewed such greats as Ted Kennedy, Tiger Woods, and Bill Gates. He lives in Naperville, Illinois with his family and two dogs, Hogan and Mike. Mr. Berner is currently working on a collection of essays about fatherhood. Author site: www.davidwberner.com.
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