Sunday, October 15, 2023

Finding Medusa #BookTober

Finding Medusa

About The Book:
Donna F. Brown's Finding Medusa takes you on a historical journey through the turbulent sixties in Chicago, the music, the drugs, as well as a personal journey through her darkest and brightest moments. From first co-founding the Chicago-based rock group, Medusa, and waiting 40 years for the release of their LP, First Step Beyond, Medusa finally secured a place in music history. The second incarnation of Medusa1975 produced the new album Rising From The Ashes which led to several tours. At the heart of Finding Medusa is a story of resilience and survival. With adept control of the pen, Donna F. Brown shares intimate details of a 40-year journey in a memoir that records important events of the '60s she experienced, including the 1968 Democratic Convention riots in Lincoln Park in Chicago, in which she saw friends and strangers alike, lying beaten and bloody. She takes the reader through her experiences with drugs, the rock scene in Chicago in the 1970s, run-ins with authority, her difficult home life, a nursing career, her training as a mime with Marcel Marceau, and ultimately a return to Medusa and the music where it all started. Finding Medusa may make you laugh or make you cry, but you will most likely find, in Donna's story, deep connections to your own.

About the Author:
Donna currently lives in Pearce, Arizona, with her husband, Gary, and her faithful Sheltie companion, Toby. They have been traveling around the country in their RV since the summer of 2018, after selling their house in Colorado where they lived for 26 years. During their travels, they have played several gigs, the most recent at South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. Donna and Gary always enjoy jamming with fellow musicians they meet along the road.

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  1. Thanks so much, Hayley, for adding my book to your blog! Much appreciated!

  2. Thanks so much, Hayley, for posting my book on your blog! Much appreciated!


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