Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie

By Keith Guernsey

A fun, light-hearted trip down memory lane. My experiences as a player, coach and avid fan of all Boston sports.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

The previously featured book is about a card game. Professional sports is composed of many individual games.

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About the Author

Mr. Keith D. Guernsey is retired after a forty year career in sales and sales management with several fortune 500 companies. He currently lives on Lake Lanier with his wife Susan and four-footed son Harley.

Mr Guernsey spent a good portion of his youth playing sports, active in both football and hockey. In 1995 Keith was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor (called an Acoustic Neuroma) and he underwent a ten hour operation at the world-renowned Brigham and Women’s hospital where it was successfully removed.  While recovering, he met and married Susan. Together they faced his next challenge. In 1997 his neuroma returned. He was to undergo yet another, more complex, operation which resulted in a complete cure, however side effects of this second more invasive procedure caused prolonged inactivity and led to severe weight gain of over 100 lbs.

Today, Mr. Guernsey is very proud of the fact that he has been able to overcome his physical challenges, losing over one hundred and thirty five pounds, and has found the time to write two successful books (“Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie and “Fathers and Sons-Sports and Life”). He now enjoys a more active and rewarding lifestyle at age sixty five than at he did at twenty five!

His current interests include senior softball, he has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of ITN Lanier, he volunteers as a delivery driver for Meals-On-Wheels and works as a counselor for veterans who are looking to re-enter the work force.

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Swim Season

By Marianne Sciucco

Sometimes winning is everything.

Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin’s determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She’s got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She’s swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone.

But when her desire to be just one of the girls collides with her desire to be the best Two Rivers has ever seen, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships to break a longstanding school record that comes with a $50,000 scholarship?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

This ties in with The Dance because of the strong females at its center. Aerin, our heroine, though just 17, has already demonstrated resilience, determination and grit in her dedication and commitment to becoming an Olympic swimmer. Her mother, Devon, has been a major influence in her life. Devon enlisted in the Army Reserve as a nurse to care for our soldiers in Afghanistan, and came home a wounded warrior with a host of issues that complicated her and Aerin’s lives. In spite of her troubles, Devon prevails.

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marianne-sciuccoI’m not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, I studied the craft of writing as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and briefly worked as a newspaper reporter in New England. To avoid poverty, I later became a nurse and write about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.

A native Bostonian who loves Cape Cod, I make my home in upstate New York. When I’m not writing, I work as a campus nurse at a community college.

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