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The Light at the End of the Trail - Part Two

      Picking up where Part One left off, the second part of Moore’s memoir begins in Benjamin Rush Psychiatric Center, where the writer found himself after a long battle with a misdiagnosed mood disorder. Fortunately—miraculously—the zany offbeat doctor lucky enough to take him on was able to penetrate the camouflage of his illness, nail the disorder, and prescribe the wonder drug, which proceeded to work wonders. From there, his life took off: Marriage, graduate school, then two children and a teaching job at Colgate University. 

      Sadly, the fun didn’t last. Moore suffered a relapse, one less severe than the first time around, but more resistant to treatment. Here, the odyssey of failed treatment attempts begins, lasting almost 20 years. During that span, his life as a professor, artist, father, and tree hugger continued alongside the stubborn malaise. Finally, in 2008 came the spiritual revelation that changed everything. The answer was always right in front of him. What the hell took him so long to see it? Join the author on a wild ride.



The Light at the End of the Trail, Part Two is available in both ebook and paperback at

“Maintaining the hurly-burly momentum of Part One, David Moore invites us to buck-up and join him on the last leg of his intense and triumphant trek. In The Light at the End of the Trail, Part Two, we follow him through the maze of depression, "wonder drugs" and misdiagnoses as he juggles the demands of career, fatherhood and artistic integrity. In a prose style unfussy and unsparing, Moore's resilient humor and tenacity guide him to a deep understanding of the remedial and restorative power of nature and the wisdom of the spiritual world.”

- Mickey Mahan, author: The Flying Busman: An Urban Poem of Dramatic Potential

“In The Light at the End of the Trail, Part Two, David Moore takes the reader on many journeys. Sometimes, the journeys are literal; canoe trips with his sons, a trip to Panama, and winter camping are a few of this book's many memorable tales. But it is the human journey that is both the longest and most arduous here. Moore’s account of trying to balance both family and career through battles with recurrent depression is honestly told, and his search for an effective treatment is frequently poignant.”

- Phil Memmer, author:Lucifer: A Hagiography and Threat of Pleasure 

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