Eye to the Sky: Storytelling on the Edge of Magic

Norfolk, Bobby

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Nobody knows how to tell a story like Bobby Norfolk, and here he tells his own life story. Norfolk grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods of Saint Louis, Missouri, during the 1950s and 60s, sometimes walking to elementary school from an apartment his parents could not afford to heat. Lifting himself up by force of will and God-given talent, Norfolk defeated a childhood stutter to become a high school dramatist and later an exceptional college student. The path was never easy—and often frightening. With men of color being killed all-too-frequently in America, Norfolk sought a personal identity based upon talent and hard work, but also upon where safety and justice might be found. He tells these stories—some heartwarming or humorous, some frightful and treacherous—honestly, with a graceful mindfulness that all would do well to emulate.

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“The urgency of the 60s, anecdote upon anecdote of aunties, parents and community--all swirling around the story of the author as a growing boy, young man, then adult whose imagination, courage and mindfulness carved a winding path toward success in the world and peace in the heart. This book is about love.”
                  --Jane Stenson, storyteller, educator, and author, Wisconsin

“Bobby Norfolk's story encourages the reader to breathe in - breathe out, kick the dust from underneath your feet. His life informs us that no matter the journey - we can strive to make the best of it.” 
                  --Diane Williams, storyteller and author, Mississippi

“Whether he's working on the stage or on the page, Bobby Norfolk's stories are always fun and full of life. From his antics as a 3-year old Superman to his experiences as a civil rights activist, it's interesting to see how stories have shaped his life, interests and pursuits.”
                  -- Susan O’Connor, festival director, National Storytelling Festival (USA)
 
"Bobby Norfolk has mined the ups, downs and sideways of his life to give us his story. It is from our trials and tribulations, as well our joys that we become. Bobby has invited us to take a ride on his roller coaster. Hold on tight!"
                 --Michael D. McCarty, storyteller and prison counselor, Los Angeles, California

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