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Callaci, Allen

Heart Like A Starfish

Pelekinesis
BK $26.35

05/17/2016 9781938349355 

938349 


ALLEN CALLACI (REFRIGERATOR) is a librarian, a rock and roll singer and heart transplant recipient. His memoir Heart Like A Starfish is the account of his death-defying journey and the healing that follows for both himself and those around him. With illustrations by the author and beautiful cover art by AMY MALOOF, this wonderfully chaotic tale is told in a non-linear style that manages to convey the frenetic events and emotions while still embracing the strength and care and security all around. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where the procedure was performed. 240 page paperback book. Includes a bookmark and a download of Callaci's 3-song EP featuring the songs "Heart Like a Starfish," "Lonesome Surprise" (featuring JOHN DARNIELLE of MOUNTAIN GOATS), and "Be Positive."   “A true hero’s journey, Callaci’s memoir is layered with symbols along the path to help guide the narrator and reader. A dry, Han Solo-like humor helps us get through the heartbreak. And like a Shakespearean dream, we awaken at the end with newfound joy, cherishing this wonderful life.”—Kevin Glavin, author of Rock Star's Rainblow And All The Things You'll Do!  “For any generation... An astonishing story about how close life is to death. Written in a relatable style...Existential...using street language...Callaci's true story is heartfelt!!”—Claudia Lennear (featured backup singer in the Academy Award wining documentary 20 Feet From Stardom).   “Allen shares his amazing story by locating his personal experience in the midst of a network of relationships that sustain and define his life. He spins a web of love that shows an ability to connect with others that makes it abundantly clear how he was able to muster the strength to make it through his ordeal. He also spins a web in time that moves effortlessly back and forth across the full spectrum of his life experience in a circular rhythm that never makes you feel like you're lost. Instead, you feel like you're being taken for a spin by a great friend across the Southern California landscape he narrates so deftly. The title seems to call our attention to the remarkable contrast between the failure of the physical heart Allen was born with and the success of the spiritual heart that comes through on every page here. Thank you Allen!”—John Davis (Folk Imploson)

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