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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Essays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:263
  • eBook ISBN:9781623098414

Crash Those Cymbals in Hell, Lorraine Grisky

Mining My Childhood for Truth, Freedom and Laughter

by Colleen A. Miller

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Colleen's stories are about her childhood in Durango, Colorado during the 1950s and 1960s. The stories include her pivotal childhood experiences told in the voice of her childself, describing, with great hilarity, the people who populated her life and town and their invaluable contributions to her becoming the grownup she now is. Her hope in creating this book is that it will remind others of their childhood stories and bring laughter, warmth and some wisdom to their lives.
Colleen Miller grew up in her parents' motel in Durango, Colorado, during the 1950s and 1960s. A tourist town in the southwestern corner of the state, alive with people from all over the world during the summer, it became an isolated, typical small western town the rest of the year. These are stories from her childhood, filled with the hilarious, larger-than-life characters that populated her family and the town they lived in. Told in the words of a precocious child who doesn't miss a thing, Colleen's childself has the courage to "say it like it is", telling anyone who will listen what she thinks about everything. Her hope is that her stories will spark similar memories in those who her read her stories, helping them remember, perhaps find some laughter,wisdom and compassion for themselves.
About the author
Colleen A. Miller, JD, OM, CPCC, is a retired attorney. As a Transformational Expert and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, she now helps people change their lives by changing their minds about their perceived limitations about who they are and what they have the capability to create. Colleen believes we lives our lives within story and devotes her life to teaching people how to lighten up, heal themselves, step into living the biggest lives they choose to live. Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband, Bill, who works as a realtor. She and Bill share the joy of their work, travel, and spending time with their children, grandchildren and friends. She enjoys creating art and "junking" and is currently at work on her next book.
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