If The 60s Were The 90s: An Ode to Venice Beach


By Michael Ruark
SKU: 978-1-950484-539 Categories: , , ,


Imagine sleeping on the streets, then becoming the king of Venice. According to Michael Ruark, that can happen with a creative, honest, positive, and fearless attitude.

This memoir is a raw documentation of Ruark’s experience in Venice, California, in the early 1990s, with all the excitement and hardships of a bohemian lifestyle amid the Los Angeles riots, the Oakwood gang warfare, and the Northridge earthquake. It is the story of a young man’s rise from an abused childhood and homelessness.

About the Author: Michael Ruark was born in Texas, moved around the states in his youth, and attended three high schools. He served in the U.S. Army before working in the information technology and renewable energy sectors. Ruark enjoys studying cultures and religions, playing golf, and developing his plan for world peace.

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Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in



978-1-950484-53-9 (paperback)