Press Kit: Alex Woodard
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RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2021
Living Halfway mixes social commentary with thinly veiled memoir to deliver a raw, vulnerable (and true) story of Generation X midlife fatigue. Perceived societal priorities, including social media, career, money, religion, and marriage, manifest in occasionally caustic observations of human behavior, set against the backdrop of a struggling singer-songwriter in search of what we’re all looking for: joy, gratitude, and connection.
Alex Woodard has toured nationally behind several critically acclaimed albums, earning a few prestigious industry nods while sharing the stage with some of his heroes. His FOR THE SENDER book, album, and concert series has earned praise from Huffington Post (important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring), Deepak Chopra (a beautiful tribute to the resilience of the human spirit), Dr. Wayne Dyer (an inspiring, thought-provoking, and life-changing work), Ellen DeGeneres (I. love. this.), and Billboard Magazine (one of the year's most touching, unique releases), among others.
Alex writes, sings, and plays his way from the California coast to the mountains of Idaho, happy to share the pilgrimage with a Labrador and two horses.
Praise for Living Halfway
"Living Halfway is a literary story about lingering awkward stages, realizations, and growing up… an auto fictitious exploration of moving through grief and a slow turn away from loneliness.” - Foreword Book Reviews
“Throughout ‘Living Halfway,’ Alex writes the same way he sings. It’s not always pretty, and his words can tear your heart out of your body. But I can forgive him for that, because what he writes is beautiful, and real, and true.” - Robert Holden, PhD, happiness expert and author of Shift Happens! and Finding Love Everywhere
'Honest, witty, wise, raw, hysterical, heartwarming, heartbreaking... and hard to put down.' - Michael J. Chase, Bestselling Author and Founder of The Kindness Center
"Heartbreaking as it is hilarious, heartfelt as it is tough, and as much an indictment of the modern Self-Help ethos as it is a celebration of what the genre is actually aiming for. The journey Alex takes us on is deeply personal, completely original and 100% worth the price at the door." - Sean Watkins, Grammy-winning founder of Nickel Creek
Praise for Alex’s previous work:
“I love this book” - Ellen DeGeneres
"This project is, in a way, the crystallization of the artistic process: the wordless pain Woodward felt when his dog died and he felt his life had stalled; how connecting with others helped to find both his musical voice and the stories he wanted to tell; then the final closing of the circuit, when he reconnected with his unlikely muses. It calls to mind the advice of the late, great Kurt Vonnegut: 'Write to please just one person.' When Alex Woodward found someone -- in this case, his letterwriters -- to create for, he found his reason to create." - Amy Shearn, Oprah.com
"a beautiful tribute to the resilience of the human spirit" - Deepak Chopra, MD
"important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring" - Huffington Post
"an inspiring, thought-provoking, and life-changing work" - Dr. Wayne Dyer, renowned motivational speaker and #1 New York Times bestselling author
"one of the year's most touching, unique releases" - Billboard Magazine
Author: Alex Woodard
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For the Sender: Four Letters, Twelve Songs, Once Story (2012)