Pub Date: February 2023
Publisher: Koehler Books
Page Count: 282
Format: Hardcover; Paperback; eBook
ISBN: 978-1646639021, hardcover; 978-1646639007, paperback; B0BRNXJYXL, ebook
Price: $26.61, hardcover; $20.95, paperback; $7.49, e-book
- Firebird Book Awards, 1st Quarter 2023 Nonfiction Winner
- Firebird Book Awards, 2023 Winner, Coming of Age Memoir
- Firebird Book Awards, 2023 Winner, Divorce
- The BookFest Awards, Fall 2023, 3rd place, nonfiction – memoirs – personal
- Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winner
- Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, finalist, parenting – family – relationships
ABOUT THE BOOK
In Every Other Weekend: Coming of Age with Two Different Dads, Anthony Mohr describes living in the shadow of two larger-than-life men in an age where divorce and blended families weren’t the norm. Anthony’s father, Gerald Mohr, was a popular radio actor and onscreen villain in classic westerns who struggled to replicate his success onscreen during the advent of television. Good-looking, fun-loving, and passionate, Gerald Mohr was a man who lived large and loved large; regaled young Anthony with stories of Hollywood parties and beautiful women; and ultimately, left Anthony and his mother for another woman. And in a time not unlike the present, where political affiliations ran deep, Gerald was an enthusiastic Democrat. He worked for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and was in the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel when RFK was shot.
Gerald Mohr stands in stark contrast to Anthony’s stepdad, Stanley Dashew – an innovative entrepreneur whose contributions to the credit card industry earned him a mention in You Only Have to Get Rich Once and, when he died, a Milestone in Time Magazine. A staunch Republican, Stanley was part of a group of businessmen who recruited Gerald Ford to run for Congress and was offered a position in Richard Nixon’s administration (he declined).
As Stanley’s star rises, Gerald’s falters. Anthony describes spending weekends on his stepfather’s catamaran only to visit his father’s home and have his stepmother announce that they are poor. With stunning compassion and empathy, Every Other Weekend offers a portrait of two very different men and the pivotal role they played in shaping Anthony into the man and the Superior Court Judge he later became.
Pub Date: May 17, 2022
Genre: Memoir / Christian Inspirational
Publisher: She Writes Press
Page Count: 304