By the Iowa Sea

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Joe Blair talks about his memoir, By the Iowa Sea, an unsentimental account of a family crisis and a natural disaster. After setting aside his dreams, Joe found himself middle-aged, with four kids, including a severely autistic son, and a marriage on the rocks. His memoir is the story of the changes his family went through to stay together.


Joe Blair

Comments [8]

spnyc from NYC

I thought this segment was a refreshing change from the usual LL fodder of rosy reminiscences of gourmet llama milk cheese and organic endive salad.

May. 30 2012 10:51 PM
Anne Karp

Unfortunately not surprised at the condemnation the author has received. Way too predictable. You should only have to be in his shoes.

May. 30 2012 03:12 PM
Tom from Jersey City

Wow, that guy has some wife to take care of 4 needy children and a jerk like him. Oh poor baby, he needed a loving relationship and forgiveness from his wife to come back. How about personal responsibility for your children as a reason to not cheat on your wife. What a narcicist.

May. 30 2012 02:19 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

To My Predecessors:

Don't be so anxious to condemn. It's not a pleasant subject, but it is real life. Perhaps his life experience is a lesson we should learn from him rather than having to do it firsthand.

May. 30 2012 01:21 PM
john from office

Why would anyone want to read this book??

May. 30 2012 01:20 PM
tom from astoria

I give this guy credit for turning back to his family after going astray. Freedom versus responsibility & family : Ive seen it go the other way, a father leaving a special needs child for the freedom of hunting and fishing and hardly looking back. The scars remain

May. 30 2012 01:19 PM

This guy stinks. Next!

May. 30 2012 01:16 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Uh-oh I think I would have enjoyed some time allotted to the cheese segment, instead of what is on now.

May. 30 2012 01:10 PM

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