Waltzing A Two-Step Reckoning Family, Faith, And Self, by Juday, Dan
- ISBN: 9781735484532 | 1735484539
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/1/2021
Waltzing a Two-Step is the first-person account of a boy born into the rural Midwest in the middle of the 20th Century. A bright, timid boy, he is enthralled with the grandeur of his local library and his Catholic church.
One of five children in an upwardly mobile family, he struggles with being gay. Contemplating the paradoxes that life presents him, he looks for his proper place in an enticing but unwelcoming world, a search that takes him overseas–chasing lost happiness and struggling to fit in. His search ultimately reveals that he has been looking for himself all along. It is a cautionary tale told late in life out of the comfort and regret that come with memory and with the bittersweetness of time and opportunity gone by without addressing things that should have been said earlier. The story has many parallels to the world in the 21st Century and is a must-read for those searching for life’s answers.
The story takes place during the pivotal era of the ’60s and '70s. He shares stories from his youth that echo many of the issues facing the United States currently making headlines around the world.
His writing shows the depth of his compassion, through tough times as well as good times.