Local Teacher to Present New Book
Join Northshire Bookstore in Manchester on Friday, January 8, at 7 p.m., for a discussion and book signing with local author. Jim Gedney who will present his debut book, ‘No Experience Necessary: the Redemption of a Bohemian Zero.’ Gedney was king of the low-paying, character-building work experience in his twenties, never holding a job for more than six months. The less-than-stellar resume he built was accompanied by cross-country road trips and sojourns in Boston, New York and San Francisco. Channeling his muse Jack Kerouac, he endeavored to chronicle his own generation’s angst – until a close encounter with a pair of serial killers and the impending birth of his daughter led him to an epiphany. From that moment on, he persevered to shed his past as a bohemian zero and set out to become a teacher. Once that decision was made, he never looked back. He continues to teach English at Long Trail School in Dorset. His journey provides a highly-entertaining look at the American workplace in the closing decades of the 20th century.
Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center. Call 802-362-2200 or visit northshire.com to learn more.