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My just-released memoir features interpersonal struggles intertwined with love stories, and it includes a mind-boggling mystery that must be solved by the end of the book. Cleft Heart: Chasing Normal is a true story about the early heroes and villains in my life. . .and about the fools—including myself—who played the game of love while coming of age in the 1960s.
Reviewers say Cleft Heart reads like a novel. Some say it’s romantic. Others say it’s inspirational, especially for young people today facing bullies, health hardships, or tough decisions about their love life.
“A poignant, heartfelt tale of endurance and hope,
Schonborn’s story is an inspiration to all who endure
physical or mental health challenges and those who
care about them.”
John Kerry (United States Secretary of State)
The intent of this website is to celebrate, debate and understand the Heroes, Villains and Fools of this world. Additionally, the site’s purpose is to ponder why we care so much about these characters, which have been with us since we first started telling stories around a fire.
See my first few blog posts about the importance of heroes,villains and fools.
- Share your own heroes, villains and fools. Use CONTACT or Speak Your Mind boxes. (We’ll use your input to update our Hall of Fame, Wall of Shame, and Fool’s Gold lists.) In so doing, you might win a prize. See PROMOTIONS to learn more.
- Even better, describe the heroes/heroines in your life? They may be all-giving partners, parents, teachers, first-responders, health professionals, or others.
- Share, too, your views as to why so many today are obsessed with celebrities especially those in the post-industrial societies of the West. We’ll post your opinions.
- Write a guest blog about any aspect of Heroes, Villains and Fools that intrigues, annoys, or even angers you.
- May 2013 News Release from my publisher. (Excerpts from section about the decision to ink a deal re Cleft Heart.”
- “Upon reading this extraordinary memoir, several editors at our publishing house said they instantly knew Schonborn’s manuscript was what they’d been searching for.”
“The house works tirelessly to publish and promote quality over quantity. We release books that will uphold our adage that ‘The Right Words Can Change Lives.’ Schonborn’s book is no exception,” the press release continues.
“The book, the only memoir written by a cleft about the cleft-palate experience, is a highly-acclaimed coming-of-age memoir that readers will never forget. We are proud to announce that Schonborn’s memoir will be available in October 2013.”