Chickens One Day, Feathers the Next
Publication date: October, 2022
Genre: Creative Nonfiction
Paperback: ISBN: 978-618-86002-6-3
eBook: ISBN: 978-618-86002-7-0
★★★★★ “A rollicking Harley Davidson ride down a fascinating and vibrant Route 66 of American culture.” Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant
From his days growing up in the WWII-era and 1950s American South, with a stepfather working in the then-secret Manhattan Project, to his career as an award-winning ad man at the height of the ad-agency era, Guinotte Wise shares insight into a fascinating, maverick life path that has been anything but cookie-cutter.
Journey with him through an equestrian, biker, and unroped world on his own artistic path as both a metal sculptor and a writer. Of earlier days he says, “It's been awhile since I had to figure in bail as a recurring expense.”
A vast array of topics keep pages moving, from the meaning of James Dean and wagers at the track to the stolen van Goghs in the infamous Nazi art thefts and Montana writers, love of animals and motorcycles, and the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. This book reminds readers not only of what builds a creative life, but also what sustains it through life’s unexpected twists and turns.
Chickens One Day, Feathers the Next will make you reflect on your own life’s journeys and the second, third, and even fourth acts that are possible.