Bruce Leonard grew up in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. and served as a VISTA volunteer (Volunteers in Service to America) in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawaii.
He retired as a Captain in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps where he worked for both the Indian Health Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He continues his career in health promotion as an instructor at Georgia Gwinnett College. He and his Hawaiian born wife Carol have been married since 1978 and have two children, Allison and Eason.
Captain Energy: A True Story chronicles the seismic shift of political and cultural values that erupted during the 60’s and 70’s. The author’s conservative, upper middle class values are challenged as he maneuvers his way through his first post-college job as a community organizer, working with paint sniffers in a multi-ethnic low income Honolulu housing project. His close relationship with his father is shaken when this West Point destined Eagle Scout becomes a Vietnam conscientious objector. Ultimately, a peyote-fueled “vision quest” launches him into a series of increasingly bizarre adventures filled with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, accompanied by his merry band of counter-culture misfits dubbed “The Electric Flesh.” The author has pulled out all the stops to set his memoir apart from the rest of the genre.
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-944193-42-3 | 380 Pages
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