Sep 21, 2015

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Cleveland proves that those who currently feel alone in their personal struggles are actually in good company.

The troubled heart of Nicholas E. Cleveland’s From Happiness to Tragedy; to Bliss on the Borderline pulses with difficult relationships the author had with his late first wife and later his second wife. Understanding the motivations and actions of those women seems to be the initial goal of his writing. However, by the memoir’s conclusion, Cleveland has turned his inquiry inward to discover his role in allowing certain events to unfold, and how those events influenced not only his life, but also the life of his son.

The writing is clear, and the narrative is presented in an easily accessible, linear format. Those interested in reading about relationships from a spiritual standpoint will appreciate the work that Cleveland has done to present some universal questions and consider their answers from an intimate, personal perspective.