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Unwanted Love Story: My True Love Story by Herb Nolan

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unwantedUnwanted Love Story: My True Love Story, a memoir by Herb Nolan, tells the intimate life story of a Canadian man who came from a troubled past, but as he attests, he “lived to tell about it.” Born on April 1st, 1933, Herbert Nolan—née Herbert Hungerford—unwittingly entered a family that comprised a mother who wanted to abort him, a father who would abandon him, and a sister who grew jealous and resentful of his existence. Despite these challenges, Herbert remained ever the optimist. When he was refused the sale of his first car for having an illegitimate last name, he simply changed his name. When the Vancouver Police force rejected him, he trudged forward and ended up working for the Great Northern Railway. Nothing would stand in his way—and though he began life loveless, Herbert has ended up with a more beautiful love story than he ever could have imagined for himself. He and his gorgeous wife still reside in Vancouver and have four children and seven grandchildren to warm their hearts.

Told from a first-person perspective, this memoir has a unique voice, the kind that sticks in your mind even after you’ve put down the pages. Unwanted Love Story: My True Love Story is peppered with exclamation points and bouts of capitalization that really bring the language off the page, or off the screen, if you’re reading it online. Regardless of how you read it, this memoir is sure to transport you to a different time and place, namely Vancouver in the 20th century.

To purchase a copy of the book, click here to find it on Amazon.