The Ghosts of Walter Crockett by W. Edward Crockett - SIGNED!
Trade Paperback. Signed by the author! A great book to read alongside John Duncan's Take It Easy -- Crockett's memoir will take you back in time to Portland's Munjoy Hill neighborhood, through the heart of downtown, and back home again.
In his new memoir, Portland-native Ed Crockett—a state representative and president of Capt'n Eli's Soda—recounts his struggle to break the cycle of alcoholism, come to grips with the embarrassing specter of his father, and overcome the shaky confidence brought on by a childhood of food stamps and welfare coats, to eventually find success on the same streets where his father once spent his days passed out and begging for money. It’s a rough upbringing, but amidst the turmoil Crockett also finds role models, the importance of neighborhood roots, the joys of Wiffle Ball, and the unconditional love of family.
The Ghosts of Walter Crockett is at times harrowing and heartbreaking, but ultimately a tale of love and redemption that takes readers to a side of twentieth century Portland that has always existed in the shadows of lighthouses, lobsters, and sunsets, but is rarely explored in print.
The YouTube video below will show you Ed's interview with Maine's 207 show (WCSH-6 Portland).