The Man on the Bench
"Today was a good day to do it. Today was a good day to kill myself."
Sean is a young man with a seemingly bright future ahead of him. After deciding he is going to take his own life, Sean visits his favorite park bench to contemplate his demise. His thoughts are interrupted by an older, sarcastic man named John. Through prompting from John – and much resistance from Sean – the two begin a conversation of self-discovery that will change the course of both of their lives forever. The Man on the Bench is a story about strangers affecting positive change and surviving the aftermath of love and loss.
About Gregory T. Obert (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Gregory was born and raised in rural Illinois. It was during his last year of high school that he had an idea for a book based on an older man discussing life with a younger man. The idea was tabled for a few years as he attended college and graduate school. Upon graduation, Gregory continued to work on his idea until a basic manuscript was formed and refined. The Man on the Bench is the product of nine years of writing and life experiences. Gregory continues to work on future manuscripts and provide mental health therapy to the people of Chicago.