Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with local author Layng Martine Jr. for the book Permission to Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
PERMISSION TO FLY tells the true story of boy born into a kind and happy family who grows to realize the executive world his father inhabits may not be his destiny. Thanks to his remarkable mother, Layng is given "permission to fly" early on. Armed with optimism, curiosity, creativity, determination and a wry sense of humor, he begins his amazing journey of many painful-but-educational steps and missteps. PERMISSION TO FLY is about love, raising kids, sticking to what matters and paying the price for doing that. It's about recovering from failure and heartbreak, maintaining friendships, and it's about how much help we all need to get anywhere good in the world. Walking Layng's uncharted path beside him, we witness the highest degrees of love, risk, hilarity, tragedy, resiliency and success. We encounter fabulously colorful characters and experiences that propel him towards the freedom and fulfillment he craves.
Layng Martine Jr. is a master storyteller. He writes his most American and inspirational of stories with charm, humor, and humanity.
About the Author
LAYNG MARTINE JR. grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He and his wife Linda now live in Nashville, Tennessee where they raised their three grown sons. Layng is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the author of a NEW YORK TIMES most-emailed Modern Love essay. He was educated at Denison University and Columbia University.
PERMISSION TO FLY tells the true story of boy born into a kind and happy family who grows to realize the executive world his father inhabits may not be his destiny. Thanks to his remarkable mother, Layng is given "permission to fly" early on.