If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?
If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?
Vonnegut’s witty and wise advice delivered at college graduations and in his talks on receiving the Carl Sandburg Award, and to the Indiana Civil Liberties Union. A great gift for the college graduate, post graduate, and hopeful graduate!
The Story of Your Life
The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography
“What a wonderful book is Dan Wakefield’s The Story of Your Life. It will help many people to write their own spiritual autobiographies . . . And I suspect that many readers are going to want to take one of Wakefield’s workshops in writing your spiritual autobiorgaphy.
- Madeline L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time
New York In The Fifties
New York in the Fifties
“A precise and moving recreation of a time and a place when the world seemed small and we knew everyone in it.”
- Joan Didion
Returning: A Spiritual Journey
Returning: A Spiritual Journey
The author’s return to church after years of post-collegiate atheism.
Going All The Way
Going All The Way
The Catcher in the Rye of the Midwest. . . Two young men come of age after returning to Indianapolis from The Korean War.
Under The Apple Tree
Under The Apple Tree: A WWII Home Front Novel
The “Home Front” in World War II through the eyes of 10-year-old boy whose older brother goes off to war and the girlfriend he leaves behind. The boy’s duty is to see that she doesn’t “sit under the apple tree” with anyone else.
Creating from the Spirit
Creating from the Spirit
“This book will stretch your mind and help you find the source of your own spiritual and creative powers.”
- The Yoga Journal
From the Blog of Dan Wakefield

Monday, September 28, 2015

I was sent by The Nation magazine to cover the Emmett Till Murder trial in Mississippi in September of 1955. It was the first major “race” story after the Supreme Court Decision banning desegregation in the schools, and reporters from all over the world were there. The trial lasted one week, and it only took the all-white jury an hour and seven minutes to decide the “not guilty” verdict that was a foregone conclusion. Reporters heard later that the reason it took so long was that the jurors had a hard time figuring out how to complete the form that...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When the opening music to the last episode of Mad Men sounded there were tears in my eyes. It wasn’t just the loss of my favorite TV show, but the years I had faithfully followed it since I watched the first one, seven seasons (and eight years) ago, that I saw had slipped away, so fast, as all time passes so much more swiftly the longer we live. When Peggy Olson took her seat as a lowly secretary at the ad agency, I was in Miami, a mere kid of 75, with...

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Be kind; for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

– Philo of Alexandria

Upcoming Events

Dan Wakefield Invites you to these October events when he will talk about the new edition of his Under The Apple Tree: A WWII Home Front Novel

  • Saturday, October 3: Knox County Public Library, Vincennes, 2pm, Talk and Q&A
  • Monday, October 5, Barnes&Noble Bloomington, 5pm - 7pm, Author Meet and Greet
  • Saturday, October 10: "BOOKTOBERFEST", Fishers City Complex, 5 Municipal Drive, 11am - 12pm, Talk on the Writing of Under The Apple Tree ("How the Novel Was Conceived and Completed")
  • Wednesday, October 21, Dallas, Texas WWII Roundtable, 6pm. Talk and Q&A
  • Saturday, October 24 - Black Dog Books, Zionsville, 115 S. Main Street, 1pm - 2:30pm, Author Q&A, Meet and Greet

Dan Wakefield

Dan Wakefield