Surviving Chaos: How I Found

Peace at A Beach Bar

by Harold Phifer

GENRE: Memoir / Non-Fiction

Paperback: $17.95

E-Book: $6.99

ISBN: 978-0-578-74353-0 (e-Book)
ISBN: 978-0-578-74354-7 (Paperback)


For more than fifty years, Harold Phifer’s childhood living conditions remained a secret, even from those who thought they knew him best. No one knew about his past growing up with a mother who suffered from mental illness; a greedy, controlling aunt; a mindless and spoiled older brother; an absent father. It wasn’t until an explosion in Afghanistan that his memory was blasted back into focus. This book is the result of a long, cathartic chat with a stranger at a beach bar, where Harold finally found some peace.


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Harold Phifer was born and raised in Columbus, Mississippi. His first twenty-five years were spent entirely in his home state. After graduating Mississippi State and Jackson State Universities, he became a highly specialized air traffic controller, living and working as an international contractor, serving numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. SURVIVING CHAOS is his second book.