by Brian Arn Hayes-Wims Utterances...from the Mind of a Naked Soul... with Love is a collection of poetry and prose meant to evoke debate and illuminate the reality that the masses are suffering in the world. It challenges readers to examine their relation to others and the world around them. It also seeks to inspire readers to engage, reach out, and be a part of the healing of our society that is so desperately needed. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born the third of six children in Vallejo, California, the author hails from Sonoma County, California. Growing up in Petaluma, California, afforded him many challenges and blessings as a young person of color in a predominately white society. With the teachings of a highly intelligent and loving mother, he has been able to overcome the shortcomings of an abusive father, avoid the criminal justice system, be blessed with numerous awards, scholarships and earn a number of diplomas and careers. He has also blessedly been guided through full-blown AIDS, lymphoma cancer, and pancreatic bypass surgery to a healthful recovery. (2007, paperback, 64 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.