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Boyd Lemon, author of Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages
Digging Deep is a memoir about Boyd Lemon’s role in the destruction of his three marriages. This is a journey to understand one man’s role in marriages that ended in divorce, confusion, bitterness and blame.
The Pearl in the Oyster has been the journey of the writing, for the writer himself, and the peace that writing has brought him. Lemon lived on the cusp of the moralistic generation that grew up in the 1940s and 50s and the next generation that embraced sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as equality and independence for women. The transition rocked all pretenses of his working class upbringing.
The writer’s hope is that revealing the path of his own struggle to clarity and peace leads others to their own awakening, as so many modern couples and individuals deal with understanding and defining the new order in relationships, as well as facing their own past.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages?
Boyd Lemon: I had finished 15 or so short stories, and I yearned to write a novel. My writing mentor advised me that she didn’t think I was ready to write Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Boyd Lemon, author of Digging Deep: A Writer Uncovers His Marriages