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Table 13 Journals: A Story of Teen Survival and Transformation Paperback – May 9, 2015
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About the Author
Ted O'Toole has taught creative writing to both teens and adults, and is an experienced public speaker. He received a law degree from the University of Michigan law school, and works as a writer, editor, and trainer in the field of legal publications. Ted is also an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest, having received dharma transmission from Tim Burkett, in the Dainin Katagiri lineage. He is Assistant Guiding Teacher at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was one of the founding members of the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center in Northfield, Minnesota. Miles Harrison grew up in Northfield, Minnesota and was a member of The Northfield Union of Youth at The Key, where he met Ted, a volunteer mentor at The Key. The pair worked together for over a year in the mentoring program. Table 13 Journals is the result of their mentoring experience. Miles Harrison currently performs and teaches for the Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. With the company's regional education tour, Miles helps hundreds of high school and middle school students learn classic Shakespeare plays, while they also gain confidence in themselves through public performances.
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But Miles had the grace to step aside and give the world a glimpse into the person he was then, and in doing that, he demonstrates that he did eventually gain compassion for himself. He gave me a window into the psyche of my own 16-year-old, and I’m grateful for the people who have “found” him and “cared like hell.”
I wish every teenager had a Ted.
I commend them for their bravery in sharing their story and hopefully this book can touch those that need it the most. An enjoyable, worthwhile read!
shadowy parts of pain and addiction. it's warm and funny as well. If one person can be helped
reading this story, it will be good!.