The Suburbanite
  • About books: Victim of bullying writes book about his experience

  • Topic of bullying addressed in Massillon victim’s point of view.

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  • A Stark County author has written about bullying from a victim’s point of view.
    Matthew Leisy of Massillon has published the book “A Cruel World of Bullying.”
    The book “takes the reader on a journey through the life of a bullied victim,” says publicity material from PublishAmerica. “It shows the pain and torture a victim endures. The true purpose is to inspire other victims who currently are, or have been, bullied.”
    Leisy, 25, was born and raised in Massillon. His main goals early in his life have been overcoming
    severe shyness and obsessive compulsive disorder.
    For ordering information, visit www.publishamerica.com.
    New Concord author J.P. LaRue, has added two new seasonal titles to his list of children’s books — “Spring” and “Summer.”
    “In a refreshing break from traditional story telling, the author has created a style all of his own,” says publicity material from the publisher. “Each page overflows with colorful imagery where plants, flowers, and insects take on new meanings and come alive to tell a poetic story.”
    The most interesting thing, perhaps, about the books of Josh LaRue, who suffered an asthma attack that sent him into a coma for months when he was 17 and who has overcome blindness and other disabilities, is that he wrote them by using Morse code.
    LaRue designed the device that he used to regain his independence and communicate his texts. He called it Virtual Morse and
    reportedly operated it with his tongue.
    The author, who grew up in northern Minnesota, now lives in southeast Ohio.
    For information, visit www.virtualmorse.com.
    Author Glenn T. Horne will appear at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jitters Coffee House, 1545 S. Washington St., Millersburg.
    Horne, a resident of Howard, will be available to sign copies of his fiction book, “Imagination Lost: A Leprechaun’s Chronicle.”
    The book’s publisher, Tate Publishing, calls “Imagination Lost” an “enchanting and philosophical novel,” which “details a leprechaun’s quest for the missing powers of the imagination.”
    Paul Fischer of Wooster the author of “You Know You’re in Trouble When: A Collection of Improbable Sports Scenarios,” will sign copies of his book beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday in front of the gift shop in the lobby of Aultman Hospital.
    The $9.95 paperback was published in 2009.

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