In Falling on the Bright Side therapist Larry Whitton watches as his livelihood, family life, and self-esteem slip into the abyss. But new opportunities will open--if he risks following them--through collaboration with psychologist Bill Foster, who has just suffered a debilitating stroke. The events in this story are regrettably those of many disabled and elderly in our accelerating society, who will be carted off to nursing homes once they cannot keep up.
Falling, Gray's third book, draws on two decades with Friends in Time-a non-profit he co-founded with friend and ALS-victim Foster Hall-to assist others with neuromuscular diseases. Through their collaboration, Gray has learned that the disabled have much to teach our society about the human qualities that really matter.
«Beautiful. Poignantly, heart-touchingly written. The main character is so painfully and honestly portrayed-his foibles, his fears, and the triumph of his shining spirit even when backed to the wall of seeming inner defeat.» Parris Afton Bonds, author of many novels