Thursday, October 4, 2012
An Inspiring Story
I work with someone who has one of those inspiring stories of starting out with everything going against him: the son of a black American GI and an Austrian woman after World War II. He ended up in an orphanage that was primarily filled with other mulattoes for whom there was really no place in post-war Europe, eventually adopted by a white American couple (along with nine other mulatto kids). He has an impressive collection of photos and what sounds like a pretty inspiring story of moving up in the world. If I had any hope of finding a publisher, I would work with him on getting it written; by his own admission, he's not a great writer.