Books by David W. Berner

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David W. Berner--the award winning author of ACCIDENTAL LESSONS and ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE--was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he began his work as a broadcast journalist and writer. He moved to Chicago to work as a radio reporter and news anchor for CBS Radio and later pursue a career as a writer and educator. His book ACCIDENTAL LESSONS is about his year teaching in one of the Chicago area's most troubled school districts. The book won the Golden Dragonfly Grand Prize for Literature and has been called a "beautiful, elegantly written book" by award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy, and "a terrific memoir" by Rick Kogan (Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio). ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE--the 2013 Book of the Year from the Chicago Writers Association--is the author's story of a cross-country road trip with his sons and the revelations of fatherhood. The memoir has been called "heartwarming and heartbreaking" and "a five-star wonderful read."

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Accidental Lessons - A Memoir of a Rookie Teacher and a Life Renewed
by David W. Berner
Grand Prize for Literature, Winner, 2011 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Accidental Lessons is a remarkable memoir by successful Chicago journalist David W. Berner. Berner takes the reader inside his own personal journey; a heart wrenching and inspirational account of self-discovery.Berner had it all--a very successful...
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Any Road Will Take You There: A journey of fathers and sons
by David W. Berner
In the best tradition of the great American memoir, "Any Road Will Take You There" is honest, unflinching, and tender. A middle-age father takes the reader on a five-thousand-mile road trip, the one he always wished he’d taken as a young man. Recently divorced and uncertain of the future, he rereads the iconic road story - Jack...
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A Well-Respected Man: A Novel
by David W. Berner
Synopsis: Professor Martin Gregory is a respected Chicago writer. After falling in love with a student and eventually losing both her and his job, he moves to the English countryside to re-balance his life. Is his character strong enough to confront what he discovers there, or will he run from his biggest challenge?...
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There's a Hamster in the Dashboard: A Life in Pets
by David W. Berner
A book of essays by award-winning author and journalist David W. Berner is the next best thing to storytelling around a bonfire. In "There’s a Hamster in the Dashboard," Berner shares stories of “a life in pets”—from a collie that herds Berner home when the author goes “streaking” through the neighborhood as a two-year-old...
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After Opium: Stories
by David W. Berner
From the award-winning author of ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE and ACCIDENTAL LESSONS. Praise for AFTER OPIUM... "These stories linger like wood smoke on a cold night. David's collection weaves tales of broken bonds, of need and longing, of glimmering memory and buried regrets, all with clear-eyed affection and recognition that to be...
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Night Radio
by David Berner
DESCRIPTION: Jake Mulholland dreams of becoming the next great rock 'n' roll radio personality. But like his father, his appetite for love conflicts with his thirst for success, leading to an unforgivable mistake. Jake finds fame but also the excess of celebrity, and just as he begins to rediscover his authentic self, he's shaken by...
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October Song: A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time
by David W. Berner
In the vinyl era, David W. Berner played rock ‘n’ roll in a neighborhood garage band. Decades later at the age of 57 he enters a national songwriting contest and quite unexpectedly is named a finalist. But there's more. He's called on to perform the song live at a storied venue for Americana music. Grabbing his old guitar and the...
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