Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wishing on a Blue Star ed. Kris Jacen

How much impact can someone have on your life if you’ve never met them face to face?

In this electronic age of E-mails, electronic publishing, and social networks, quite a lot.

Through his emails, stories and blog, author Patric Michael has touched numerous hearts, minds and lives from the start of his career and further as he now takes us along on his journey to battle cancer.

Along the way, Patric shows us a side of life that not many truly see-- how we are all a part of something larger than just ourselves, and how we are each touched by others for the betterment of all.

Now, those that have been touched by Patric and his words have joined together to give something back, to him and to us all through something he values highly – words.

In this compilation, gay short stories, poems, and anecdotes combined with excerpts from Patric's blog and a few entertaining, educational group posts reveal, and celebrate, the man who has touched so many hearts and minds.

This collection, sometimes erotic, sometimes irreverent, and always poignant, is a gift from all our hearts to celebrate Patric and give strength (and a little levity) to others. The price reflects this; no one is receiving royalties or payment from the sales. Use it to celebrate life, celebrate words, and possibly inspire someone who needs it.
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I won't presume to rate or judge this book, deeply affecting though it is. It left me cycling for days between hope and despair. Don't read in one session --it's too intense, and if it is that for readers who do not know Patric Michael, how much more for those who have the privilege to know him? He does not flinch for showing us his struggles, and I can only salute him. For sharing, for triumphing, for still standing when each day is done. For those who added stories here, I salute you, too, and thank you all for letting the light shine into the dark spaces.

Share the stories here.

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