Like Pop, Like Schling: A Life of Travel, Tragedy, and Triumph (Paperback)

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When he was just four years old, Ren Paul de la Varre earned the nickname "schling," meaning rascal in his native German language. He admits to having a wild side from a young age and spending much of his life like a wandering nomad in the quest for knowledge and adventure.

This memoir retraces Ren 's footsteps through America, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East over the course of fifty years. His journey pays particular tribute to his relationship with his father, referred to as Pop-a talented filmmaker, pianist, and writer. Ren candidly discusses coming to grips with his father's slow descent into alcoholism, a disease that eventually played a role in Pop's untimely death. Part memoir and part travelogue, Like Pop, Like Schling is at times tragic, adventurous, and nostalgic. It is ultimately a story of hope as Ren encourages those struggling with substance abuse to have the mettle to change their lives and to conquer their demons before the demons conquer them.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780595430352
ISBN-10: 059543035X
Publisher: iUniverse
Publication Date: December 21st, 2007
Pages: 220
Language: English