Ramesh Shah, author of A Journey Through Time and Culture: Memoir of a Psychiatrist
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I have always wanted to write a book on a professional level and finally decided that writing a memoir might be a useful piece of history. It would be a legacy I can share with my family and friends, as well as be of interest to the medical community. In addition, with my various cultural and life experiences, I felt I may have something to offer others who may relate to my immigrant story and personal struggles.
I discovered the ALC at the Annual Florida Writer's Conference and I knew immediately it would be useful. I learned so much from the from the ALC webinars. When it came to the craft of writing I just had so much to learn. I really appreciated the tips and expertise I got from watching the webinars regarding the art of writing non-fiction and marketing.
My advice for aspiring authors is to follow your passion and purpose for writing your book. Also, be aware that it will require hard work, patience and sacrifice. With the help of the ALC and Julia Campbell's book, "The Artist's Way," I was able to find inspiration and insight into my creative self which helped me write my book.
The coming of age happened fast for a young Dr. Shah when he was sent away to a tough British military-style boarding school in the Nilgiris Mountains of India. Dr. Shah narrates a cultural and inspirational memoir of a child maturing into a man, then father, determined to succeed despite his obstacles. With a love for history and nature, he paints his story through a lens of the landscapes he journeys. He takes you from India, to Wales and Scotland, and finally to America, where he achieves his psychiatry degree and settles with his family in beautiful West Virginia. Dr. Shah's passion for service and medicine is witnessed as he shares unique experiences of treating patients with tropical illnesses in India to psychiatric cases with children, coal miners, veterans and prisoners in the US. While sharing glimpses into patient lives, he does not shy away from his own struggles with anxiety, personal failures, cultural adjustments, and parental concerns of raising two daughters in the values of a western world. His memoir beautifully balances the challenges and joys of his life by weaving in stories of family, friendships, adventures and his now retired life in Florida. Along with a sprinkle of poetry and pictures, Dr. Shah passes on a written legacy of humanity and life lessons that portrays both heart and strength...a book not to be missed!
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