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A Tragic Explosion and a Stranger in Paradise Help Author Harold Phifer Face Repressed Childhood Trauma - 'Surviving Chaos: How I Found Peace at a Beach Bar'

NEW YORK, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Air traffic controller Harold Phifer recently announced the publication of his second book, a collection of autobiographical short stories exploring his sad and often appalling upbringing in Columbus, Mississippi. Kept secret for more than 50 years, Phifer's childhood was largely forgotten until an explosion during a job in Afghanistan forced him to take some time off to recover in a paradise beach resort in Thailand. While there, he met an unusual but compassionate stranger who pulled him into a long discussion about his experiences growing up. Hours later, Phifer finally found a measure of peace from the ghosts of his past and began planning out the stories that would later appear in "Surviving Chaos." The book is available for purchase via AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Audible.  

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