Richford, United States
Judah Kessler was born in a realtively small, Mid-Hudson Valley town in New York state, 1955. Kessler lived most of his life in The Bronx, in New York City and, for a while, in Montréal, Québec. He studied in several New York universities, majoring in Psychology; worked on Wall Street for many years and ran his own small business of web and internet technologies in the early years . Kessler has also been an archival water-colourist, involving much research into many archives to produce images that meet and match their original details.
His first book, "Bitter-Sweet Bitterness" was born of his personal experience of becoming what was a little-known facet of Homelessness: "Working Homeless", those who are employed and yet, cannot afford basic, independent shelter. The book is raw, yet provides insight into the beginnings of Homelessness and serves as a guide to those who interact with the Homeless from the perspective of those who seek their help.
His second book, "Journal Days", presents much the same subject matter but in a format that's more "reader-friendly", giving more details of the daily "life" in one of New York City's shelters for the Homeless. It has been described by readers and "educational", heart-wrenching, insightful, tearful and celebratory. It's intended purpose is to bring to the general public, an awareness of the strife and strugles of today's Homeless people, and more importantly, to bring an awareness of the "people" who are Homeless.
Both are autobiographical, the first is strict diary format, the second, an auto-biographical novel of sorts. But both are written from the heart of the Homeless to be delivered to the hearts of all readers.
Interests: Language, Global Politics, Painting Water-colours, Woodworking, Organic Gardening and Writing to teach somebody something I've learnt and would like to pass along
Published writer: Yes