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NEWSFLASH: The entire book is now independently published and available on AMAZON.COM at

http://www.amazon.com/In-Roundest-Places-Teachers-Journey/dp/1494977788/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396140470&sr=8-1&keywords=in+the+roundest+of+places

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Rick Lydon teaches science at a middle school in New Hampshire following his career as a successful corporate manager. His story vivdly leads us in and out of the desperate lives of his students, who are in danger not only of dropping out of school, but out of society as well.

His message extends far beyond the field of education, and serves as a roadmap for all who would overcome adversity to become the person they are meant to become.

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In the Roundest of Places

Rick Lydon

Rick faces a game-changer when a student challenges him not "to walk out just like eveyone else." Can he change the outcome? Can anyone?


In the Roundest of Places has undergone a major re-write since it first appeared on Authonomy. The story chronicles Rick Lydon’s mid-life career change from successful corporate manager to a teacher of seriously at-risk youth. Rick brings laughter and tears as he leads us in and out of the desperate lives of his students, as well as the challenges facing educators today. Rick’s own personal story of growth and recovery from adversity underlies all of the true vignettes he shares about his students, and serves as a roadmap for anyone looking to overcome life’s many obstacles.

Our classrooms today are filled with students who are at risk not only of dropping out of school, but out of society as well. As Rick’s inspiring story points out, we all pay the price for this neglect and victimization of our young people.

The universal message In the Roundest of Places will resonate with all people who struggle to overcome life’s challenges, regardless of age or occupation.

The entire book is now available on AMAZON.COM at:

http://www.amazon.com/In-Roundest-Places-Teachers-Journey/dp/1494977788/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396140470&sr=8-1&keywords=in+the+roundest+of+places

 

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Paul Toth wrote 7 days ago

Hi, Rick. Glad the comments was helpful. No, I'm definitely not an ed....

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Hi, Rick! Okay, sorry, Mr Lydon. Formality is important. Granted, I ....

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I wrote 62 days ago

I greatly appreciate all the advice and encouragement received through my Authonomy colleagues! Becoming a writer is another journey that deserves a story all its own. May God bless us, every one! view book

I wrote 1421 days ago

Your pitch has me wishing I was not at work right now so I could start reading. Great writing! -Rick In the Roundest of Places view book

I wrote 1433 days ago

There is definitely a market for this. Enjoyable, practical and very, very funny. Good Luck! -Rick In the Roundest of Places view book

I wrote 1433 days ago

There is definitely a market for this. Enjoyable, practical and very, very funny. Good Luck! -Rick In the Roundest of Places view book

I wrote 1433 days ago

There is definitely a market for this. Enjoyable, practical and very, very funny. Good Luck! -Rick In the Roundest of Places view book

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