My Grand Ole Lifetime

A Memoir

by Allen McNair



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781665568579
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781665568555
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781665568562

About the Book

This book, “My Grand Ole Lifetime—A Memoir”, spans seven decades of the life and times of Allen F. McNair, autobiographer, poet and visual artist. He has experienced his life to the fullest, from his heartaches, breakdowns, and triumphs. In this book, he tells of his experience being homeless as well his success academically as a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, focusing on the subject of Screenwriting. In his latest attempt at graduate school level, DePaul University in Chicago, IL, he earned further success in Screenwriting. He relates his most recent artistic journey during the COVID-19 crisis as a member of Project Onward, an organization in support of fellow artists with mental health challenges and disabilities. He has related in this book his success in the promotion and sale of both his artwork and books.

About the Author

Allen McNair is an author of a science fiction/fantasy written as an epic poem: “I Dream of A’maresh”. He is also the author of two editions of his poetry anthology, “From Checkered Cloth”. Allen was enrolled in an online course for a master’s of Vedic Science for three years. He was born August 18, 1951, in Highland Park, Michigan. He is a graduate of fine arts from Columbia College—Chicago in 1990. His homeless experience in that year prepared him to devote himself to the creative pursuit of writing about that condition in the genre of poetry. A self-taught artist and poet, Allen is inspired daily by the wonders of life around him, his present and past experiences, and both the inner and outer beauty of all women.