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Toward Happier Choices

ByMichael Oborn

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Toward Happier Choices by Michael Oborn is an ambitious collection of feminist and humanist narratives hoping to derail millenniums of dogma supporting cultural divisiveness and the suppression of women’s human rights. Oborn’s text is a thought-provoking, page-turner…. [He] explores themes such as women’s rights, the pollution of the oceans, and the myth told about coffee. Oborn’s narratives convey his search for meaning in his life after he strips himself of his religious moorings. Far from being didactic stories, the majority are short and amusing narratives that share the shift of his perspective from a religious, stereotypical, and impersonal lifestyle to one that was indulgent, passionate, and enervating. His first chapter, “Christopher Plummer and the Mormon Apostle” is an engrossing narrative that muses upon his innate life calling as opposed to his imposed life calling. The author’s narrative drips with irony, as he equates the drama of a lead actor in Hamlet to that of the mesmerizing performance of the Mormon Apostle. His next story is a heart-breaking tale of his search for employment after his divorce. I particularly relished that Oborn’s book is a covert declaration of war on debilitating fundamentalist philosophies and misogynistic religious doctrines. His revelations of the nerve-racking struggle to survive and thrive amid a torrent of guilt and impotence in the arena of independent and critical thinking engendered from his Mormon background… I felt that his expositions unveiling the philosophies he considered as possessing genuine wisdom and universal truths were logical, wholesome, and transformational. One of the indelible lines etched in my psyche from Oborn’s refreshing text is the following, “The ludicrous belief that one man will have many wives makes of her a commodity and of him a sadist.” Oborn’s memoir about Sin City is perhaps one of the most amusing, incredible and endearing stories, I have ever read. This book of narratives is ideally suited for adults as the author in expressing angst at life’s improbable situations sometimes used profane language. This book is for readers who are open-minded and willing to engage in critical thinking. Paulette Reefer Author and Vice Principle, Dept of Education, University of The West, California

Details

Publication Date
Feb 1, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781447860280
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Michael Oborn

Specifications

Pages
237
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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