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Books in print

TACOMA BLUES

A novel. Two households with two professional baseball coaches, two moms, six teenagers, one gospel church, three vehicles, softball, ballet, swimming, piano, baseball and something called Twist & Twirlers. Life is perfectly scheduled down to the hour on a plastic calendar in the kitchen.   And then the wheels fall off.  $12 + s/h  2012. 317 pages. Also available on Kindle.

LIGHTS

Historical fiction. Ben Sherman directed the first Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade and he has penned here a story based on real events that occurred on the dates and in the spaces specified, but the names are changed, and some characters are combined, altered or masked. In this exposé of a famous place at a turbulent time, we look behind the façade of a uniquely successful parade that has been viewed for decades by over a hundred million people. This is how the magic happened. It wasn’t always charming, but the distractions only crystallized the spirit and determination of those who came together to build something truly extraordinary. $15 + s/h. 2010. 316 pages. Also available on Kindle.

RASCAL

Short story memoirs. From silliness to poignancy, from barely believable to wholly peculiar, Rascal romps through the anecdotes of a boy who lived and witnessed the absurd, outlandish, and impossible. He fondly shares  stories from the bullet-proof innocence of youth. Sequel to Sweardagod.  $12 + s/h  2009. 240 pages. Also available on Kindle.

SWEARDAGOD

Short story memoirs. Ben and his next-door-neighbor relied on a solemn oath, sweardagod, to differentiate between truth and fiction. Dave assured that swearing to a lie would  earn "an eternity in Hell standing on your head in vomit and poop!" Honoring that boyhood vow, all of these tales are true. Consider the whole poop thing and suspend disbelief long enough to enjoy real stories from a misspent youth.  $12 + s/h    2007. ISBN: 0-9644164-2-5    255 pages. Also available on Kindle.

MEDIC!

War memoir. This is the true story from the author's first failed attempts with his draft board through a stint as an unarmed field medic in the Vietnam War. This self-published book was picked up by Random House and has sold over fifty thousand paperback copies. It can be ordered at any bookstore and is available on Kindle. Hard bound copies, in limited supply, are available only through this site for $24 + s/h. A Presidio Press Book, published by Random House, 2002.

RESTORE BREATHING

Short Stories. Sherman's first book for use in his training and consulting practice, these stories helped individuals and teams unlock participation and expression. Each tale has a message delivered in Ben's typical down-to-earth, light, humorous style. $8 + s/h  1994. 138 pages.

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