Snapshots of a Life: Essays
We all have a story to tell but rarely does someone craft such an expansive and varied memoir, full of life, love, travels, disappointments, and achievements. Told by first-time author Ken Libertoff, Snapshots of a Life shares universal truths in a conversational tone exhibiting resiliency, family pathos, insight, and humor. From the bleachers at old Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Boggiano's Bar and Grill in Rockaway, and NYC basketball courts, to a full career as a mental health advocate in New England with work and travel to South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland, the stories here capture his life in various settings while never losing sight of home. Libertoff's sense of humor and wit pervades, even in dark moments, providing rays of sunshine that give hope, meaning, and perspective to a life well lived.
About the Author
Ken Libertoff spent over three decades as a mental health care advocate in Vermont and nationally. When he retired in 2010, he received the Legendary Leadership Award from Mental Health America. He lives with his wife Sarah in an 1865 farmhouse outside of Montpelier where he embraces a new passion for writing. He is seventy-nine years old.
Praise for Snapshots of a Life: Essays
“This memoir will captivate and delight readers of all ages.”
—Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont (1991-2003)
“These are stories about neighbors and friends, loves and lovers, and they brim with empathy and humor. Come follow one life well lived, and get just a tiny bit closer to making sense of what it is to be human.”
—Erika Heilman, Peabody Award winner, reporter, and producer of the Rumble Strip podcast