In his plebe year at the prestigious US Naval Academy, Nick’s world comes to a screeching halt. A sudden collapse lands him in the famous Walter Reed psych ward, where he must finally face the overwhelming grief and anger he feels about his father’s marital infidelity. In rehab, with the help of his therapist and mother, Nick slowly comes to terms with the cascade of secrets, loss, and trauma created by his own father’s many extramarital affairs. Nick’s coming-of-age journey highlights the paralyzing pain of parental infidelity, a significant emotional and mental health problem in the United States, one that forces us to recognize that infidelity harms a whole family, not just a marriage. Through Nick’s eyes, we are reminded of the healing nature of connection as well as the power of true leadership, purpose, and family.
Alice Rausch is the pen name of a mother of three brilliant boys. As a young woman, her passion for health and justice led her to a career as a health care attorney. As she shifted into the role of a full-time wife and mother, Alice’s hands-on approach helped all three children achieve success in sports and academia. Alice currently is seeking a secondary degree in public health and continues to raise her boys with mentorship and love.
Nick Newell is the pen name of the oldest son of Alice Rausch. Nick is a midshipman in the Naval Academy. He plans a career as a naval officer and a life of leadership.
Author: Alice Rausch, Nicholas Newell
Narrator: Pat Young
Publisher: ListenUp Production LLC
ISBN Number: 9781610660938
Total Runtime: 03:16:16