In the second half of the last century, a morally-compromised, self-absorbed miscreant routinely ill-treated his family, his schoolmates, his neighbors, and others unfortunate enough to encounter him. Of course, he didn't see it that way; to him, he was simply tending to his own interests. He felt no more concern for the effect of his actions upon others than a gopher might feel toward a manicured golf course. This uncaring attitude threatened to metastasize into bona fide sociopathy until a traumatic personal tragedy forced an overdue personal reckoning. Not only did he come to recognize his iniquity, but he discovered a crucial, life-altering verity about life's purpose.
This memoir traces the making and redemption of a miscreant. It's a meditation not just on one person's experience but also on universal themes of family, friendship, and humanity. Recounted with sincerity, sentiment, and self-deprecating humor, Midcentury Miscreant tells an entertaining life story and offers a soul-searching contemplation on human relationships. It's ultimately a heartwarming tale of hope that is especially welcome amid the antagonism and divisiveness that characterize our current times.