|Tears For Trina - Published Again In It's Original Form From 1989|
The autobiography of Robert Stanford and his adventures trying to find himself. All based on true stories, this autobiography was written by a twenty year old and details much of the history of Northern California from the late 1970's throughout the 1980's. Extremely controversial and explicit. Parental Guidance advised.© 2014
322 pages - all reproduced from one of the original editions of the 200 copy printing of 1989.
Each copy personally signed by author and also includes letter of authenticity. For an additional charge, letter of authenticity can be notarized.
In 1989 I hand published two hundred volumes of Tears for Trina under the pseudonym of Da Trione Laughing Heart.
Four years in the making, this work chronologically covered events of my life from 1977 through 1986.
I held nothing back and reported my life, my actions and the actions of others in raw unadulterated detail.
The first draft was over 800 pages long and after several edits I was able to bring the resulting work down to 300 pages by the elimination of many redundancies and stories that were just not appropriate for what I was trying to convey.
After selling approximately 175 copies (these being the only copies of the original printing in existence) I burned the remaining 25 volumes along with every shred of previous manuscript versions that I possessed in an effort to demonstrate that the work was not more important to me than my daughter. She was only two to three at the time.
Now, she has come of age and though my futile ritual of providing a funeral pyre for Tears for Trina may have been muted, at best, at the time, the act came to be a pivotal foothold in my daughter’s life. As she became older, she clearly understood that my love for her superseded all else. So now, with her encouragement, I republish Tears for Trina once more.
|Robert Stanford With Tears For Trina 1989|
|Robert Stanford Reunited With Tears For Trina 2014|
Raw and never finally edited, the consistencies in names, grammar and spelling are horrible. Though today, as a professional writer, this would be an embarrassment to me, I have reproduced the work in its original and unabridged form. Through reading this book, you will be able to follow me through the most intense of experiences. You will be shocked and whatever you think of me before reading this book will drastically change afterwards. Certainly never meant for self-glorification, I fully trust that it will alter the way that you look at life and the angst of a teenager so curios and in such a hurry to grow up.
Many of the names have been changed to protect the innocent as well as the guilty, and some of the stories were modified to protect myself. This was intended to be more of a work of art than a reporter’s memoirs.
The mere fact that I was able to write an extremely comprehensible autobiography at the age of twenty is in itself an amazing feat and a testament to my desire to convey something special about my life and the life of others.
This work was certainly a labor of love as I take you side by side with me in my quest for finding myself and along the way experiences the horrors, joys and hardships of life. This work is reproduced from an actual copy of the original.
Each copy will be signed by the author and a letter of authenticity will be issued with each copy sold. For an additional fee, the letter of authenticity will be notarized. Pricing for both soft and hard cover editions are included in the "Buy Now" drop down box. Paypal and all major credit cards are accepted.
Robert Wade Stanford
AKA Da Trione Laughing Heart
AKA Jack Lennon
AKA Jerry McKinney
AKA Pollo Suave
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