The Book

In the past year I finished a book and am actively talking with interested publishers.  Please Register on the right side of this page to let know the publishers know you are interested, and to receive updates and notice of the Book’s availability.

I passionately believe in the goodness of people, that there is beauty all around us, that there is reason for hope, that people at better than they think they are.  I believe that we have at our finger tips access to meaning and hope and purpose if we would only let ourselves see.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle

Yet I am troubled that people don’t see.  Turn on the news and we are hit over the head with everything that is wrong with the world.  So many people are just slogging along in the work place. Our home lives become sources of stress as we try to manage the challenges of parenting and of living with the growing, changing people we love.  There are crushing debts and bills to pay. Health issues rudely force themselves on innocent loved ones, and somewhere along the line, so many of us feel like we’ve lost touch with our dreams.

We all have hard and mundane things we have to navigate.  However this is not the whole of life.  There is so much to be hopeful for, so many reasons to fall deeply in love with life.

The book, tentatively titled “What It Means To Be Human”, is a series of essays on the poetry and science of living. It speaks directly to the human concerns at the center of our lives.  What It Means To Be Human makes poetry, philosophy and psychology accessible and relevant again by starting, not with jargon or form, but with what matters to people.  Most importantly, it is an argument for the goodness of people, for the persistence of kindness, the ubiquitousness of beauty and the irresistible strength of vulnerability. With sensitivity and honesty, What It Means To Be Human brings a poet’s imagination to the worlds of business, love, parenthood and life.   It respects the reader with intelligent, embroidered prose, and celebrates people at their best, despite our shortcomings, despite life’s hardships and challenges.

The book is divided into short, but sensitive and honest chapters about love, marriage, children, truth and beauty, paradox, irony, health, old age, permanence, loss, authenticity, injustice, compassion, work, pain and sorrow, kindness, the connections between people, peace, awe, humility, death, a life of play and meaning:  In short, those things that make life worth living.

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Help others recognize the truth that their lives matter.  Thank you.

Sean

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