Sat, Feb 04|
South Portland Public Library
Book Talk with Ed Crockett
Join Ed Crockett, author of "The Ghosts of Walter Crockett," for a book talk at the South Portland Public Library (main branch). Books will be available for purchase through Nonesuch Books.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
South Portland Public Library , 482 Broadway, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
About the book
In his new memoir, Portland-native Ed Crockett—a state representative and president of Capt'n Eli's Soda—recounts his struggle to break the cycle of alcoholism, come to grips with the embarrassing specter of his father, and overcome the shaky confidence brought on by a childhood of food stamps and welfare coats, to eventually find success on the same streets where his father once spent his days passed out and begging for money. It’s a rough upbringing, but amidst the turmoil Crockett also finds role models, the importance of neighborhood roots, the joys of Wiffle Ball, and the unconditional love of family.