WOW, What a Day!

A Memoir

by Edgar Allen Moore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781458204561
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781458204578
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 440
ISBN : 9781458204585

About the Book

On August 16, 1938 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, a tiny boy opened his mouth and cried for the first time. As Germany persecuted Jews and Orson Wells prepared for his infamous “War of the Worlds” radio program, Edgar Allen Moore began his life as the second of three boys in a Scottish-Irish family who nurtured an insatiable curiosity and a zest for adventure.

In his entertaining memoir, Moore chronicles his journey from childhood to adulthood as he experienced variability, excitement, and satisfaction while working in five different professions. As Moore shares how he was influenced not only by the death of his mother at a young age, but also by a post-war cultural environment, he details how he managed to become successful despite living with the effects of attention deficit disorder, an then-unknown affliction that would not be diagnosed until later in life. As he narrates his adventures from college to military assignments to eventual employment, Moore provides a compelling glimpse into what it is like to look at each sunrise as a new opportunity.

WOW, What a Day! shares one baby boomer’s narrative of what it was like to grow up amid the chaos of World War II and the subsequent years as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and embraces enriching life experiences.

About the Author

Dr. Edgar Moore is semi-retired after having served fifty years in the fields of rehabilitation, health care administration, and retirement management in different areas of the country. He has amassed thousands of close relationships in each of the above professional realms, affording him an intense richness of camaraderie by helping individuals during transition in their involvement in health impairments, major changes in lifestyle, and the general aging process as it affects each of us through the years.

Dr. Moore is a product of Scotch-Irish and English ancestry, born and raised in the western Pennsylvania foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and with his brothers suffered the loss of their mother in their early teens. As he experienced his early youth and young adulthood following World War II along with other baby boomers, the changes in lifestyles, personal goals, and plans for the future were new and different from what had gone before.

WOW, What a Day! explores how the extreme nature of his educational, professional, social, and religious lives have impacted his plans and productivity; he also recalls withstanding considerable upheaval on the home and national scenes of the American Dream. Through the completion of his advanced education, military service, leadership in four social service professions, he met daily challenges and achieved fulfillment while managing the effects of ADD as an adult. The constant support of his wife, two children, and recently four grandchildren have sustained his daily walk. He and his wife, Cherie, celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2012.

With the love and support of friends and family, Dr. Moore looks back on his productive life in surprise, gratitude, and humility for each of the enriching contacts he has experienced through the years.