I've written a book, a memoir, and wanted to let you know of its recent publication.
Bending the Arc Toward Justice (Cincinnati Book Publishing, 2020) is out and available for purchase directly from me or here on my website.
This book tells the story of my life and career. Its central theme was proclaimed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” For as long as I can remember I have tried to shape my life around this truth.
I am an ordinary person. I've had some unusual opportunities and experiences. But like everyone, I've had to make major life decisions amid vague options and conflicting inclinations.
I grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended public schools. I graduated from Harvard College in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War. In the years following I've led a multi-faceted life, as a conscientious objector to war, minister, lawyer, legislative advocate, social and political activist, law professor, school board member, Democratic Party leader, state legislative candidate, and now author. All these activities have reflected my commitment to justice, especially to improving the lives of the poor.
Why write this book? I believe we learn from stories, from other people’s lives and experiences. They speak to our deepest motivations and desires. They inspire us. I write that my story might help others find greater purpose for justice in their own lives.
I hope you will investigate my story. Thank you.