My upcoming Alaskan memoir follows the path of an idealist young man as he struggles to free himself from the clutches of a dysfunctional family to become a physician and then, at the cusp of beginning his dream career, gets swept away to the frozen, dark stretches of the dark Alaskan outback to serve as a bush doctor with the U.S. Public Health Service. Left alone with no other physicians to help, and in one of the world’s harshest environments, the young doctor is expected to live and perform extraordinary feats of medicine and surgery far beyond his, or any doctor’s, level of training or experience. Frozen Dreams is a high concept, themed memoir that delves into the human spirit and explores one’s ability to learn from the past in order to thrive in the chaos life has thrown in his path.