Life's Many Curves: A Memoir of the Army, Love and Divorce, and Finding Happiness Along Every Step of Life's Journey

Life's Many Curves: A Memoir of the Army, Love and Divorce, and Finding Happiness Along Every Step of Life's Journey

by Herbert J Abrams


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A powerful memoir following a young man’s unexpected journey: from a photography career to enlistment in the army, parenthood and toxic relationships, and finding love and happiness at every curve in life’s path

"You’re crazy, you will never make it as a soldier!" exclaimed my brother when I informed him that I joined the U.S. Army. I was 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing only 117 pounds. Yes, I probably should have listened to him but as you have already read, I was too stubborn. The day quickly came when I went to the railroad station to leave for basic training.

In 1952, Herb Abrams was barely out of high school when he said goodbye to a budding photography career and the typical American teenage life in Miami. The young man knew he could face anything, and he wanted to stay in charge of his own life. As the years unfold in this classic tale of growing up and learning life’s lessons, Abrams shares his ups and downs, showing us how the unexpected happens despite our best efforts at planning and preparation. Is any worthwhile path without its obstacles and struggles? In Life’s Many Curves, Abrams, 84, offers his timeless take on this question and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942302858
Publisher: Herbert J Abrams
Publication date: 01/24/2019
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The High School Years

Chapter 2: The Military Years

Chapter 3: Kathy’s New Status

Chapter 4: Segregation and Separation

Chapter 5: Germany with Kathy

Chapter 6: Back in the Good Old USA

Chapter 7: Fort Hood, Texas

Chapter 8: Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Chapter 9: Preparing for My Future

Chapter 10: Back to Miami

Chapter 11: Full-Time TV Repairman

Chapter 12: Is Christ the Answer?

Chapter 13: The Affair

Chapter 14: Herb’s TV and June’s Ceramics

Chapter 15: A New Career

Chapter 16: The Betrayal

Chapter 17: Living without the Stress

Chapter 18: Let’s Throw out This Year

Chapter 19: More about Eva

Chapter 20: This Is Not the End

Author’s Note

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