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    • Black & White interior
    • 174 pages
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    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 174 pages
  • Keywords
    • piano playing,
    • Christian Science,
    • atheism,
    • coming out,
    • parenting,
    • teaching,
    • mental health

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Music Saved My Life
How I Survived My Parents, A Difficult Marriage, Crazy Religion, and Being Gay
by Grant H. Reynolds

Coming from a painful childhood steeped in the teachings of Christian Science, Grant Reynolds struggled throughout his life with anxiety and self-esteem issues. In his memoir, Music Saved My Life, he recounts how his music helped him overcome his unhappy childhood, insecurities over his sexual orientation, and a difficult marriage. As a child, he felt unloved and worthless, but this began to lift as he experienced adulation for arranging and playing a popular hit at his high school music night. Mr. Reynolds followed his passion and had many more musical successes, ultimately becoming a professional pianist. Music brought him joy, allowed him to safely express his feelings, and provided him with a sense of accomplishment and worth. Readers will be moved as they see into the heart and mind of a man who overcame an emotionally impoverished childhood to grow into an adult who enriched the lives of many. Challenging and thought-provoking, Music Saved My Life will inspire readers to stay true to themselves and empower them to allow their authentic selves to truly shine.

"Grant H. Reynolds’s memoir is compelling in discussing the importance of music. ...engaging are the constant expressions of Reynolds’s deep love of music, which underlies the whole book. It was his passion and his profession, and each significant narrative event is complemented by references to music. Working toward a reflective ending that expresses gratitude for safe spaces for self-expression, Music Saved my Life is a heartfelt musician’s memoir that covers instances of survival and self-transformation." –Foreword Clarion Review ★★★★

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Grant Reynolds spent thirty-one successful years teaching high school and university courses, all the while practicing the piano and giving recitals. After retirement his passion for music led him to become a professional pianist, the life he'd always wanted. He hopes that his story will inspire and encourage others to commit themselves to their goals and to never give up. Music Saved My Life is Mr. Reynolds' first published book. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with his two pianos.


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