Thursday May 01 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon
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Wes Side Story: A Memoir (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing) by and Stepping Out from the Shadows: A Guide to Understanding and Healing from Addictions (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing) by
With his usual prairie-boy wit and brutal honesty,
casts fiction aside and finally tells his real life story in a brave, unflinching memoir. Amidst the fun, there are poignant and painful moments of coming of age, coming out and coming undone. From his days as an intensely shy farm boy to his years as a lost soul and finally to his escapades in Saskatchewan’s writing, publishing and broadcasting world, this autobiography is a wild ride and a true page-turner.
Dead Rock Stars, was shortlisted in the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Currently in its third printing, the book has also now been incorporated into both high school and university curricula. A love of the prairie lifestyle, a strong belief in diversity, and a passion for music are all strong themes in Wes’s books. Wes is also the host of the Saskatchewan weekly tv program, Lit Happens. Wes lives with his partner and pets in their riverside Saskatoon home.
’s first novel,
The prevalence of addictions is undeniable, and yet many people remain in the shadows because of the stigma and stereotypes that exist. Whether you are personally being challenged by addictions, or find yourself in a situation where a loved one is demonstrating the characteristics of addiction, Stepping Out from the Shadows provides understanding and direction. Through personal and professional insight, Allan sheds light on addictions, self-injurious behaviours, and suicide. Countless tools are provided that allow individuals to take their power back and regain control of their own lives. There is always hope, and a new life awaits that is free from chaos and uncertainty.
After years of perseverance through mental illness and addictions,
has stepped out from the shadows and now inspires others to speak of their own personal challenges. His deep-rooted passion and expertise in the areas of addictions, mental health, healing, and empowerment has led him to become a highly reputable professional speaker. Allan instructs courses on addictions at a Saskatoon college, and also works as an addiction counselor. His beautiful wife and four sons provide him with stability and love.