The love for, and the loss of, a psychic mother who supported her family by reading tea leaves for the famous such as Marlon Brando. The regret of a once thriving 25 year old marriage now severed. The joy of parenthood. Finding forgiveness for an abusive father. Reflecting on life from various places in the world such as San Francisco, New York, Costa Rica, Paris, Florence, London during the terrorist bombings, and Bangkok during the coup. The erroneous reported death of his uncle, a Jewish gangster stock promoter who survived a bomb explosion the night before he was to testify in a headline grabbing trial. Coming to terms with the unraveling economy. The thrill of international recognition as a writer on the BBC and at the Baseball Hall of Fame. This and more is in Bruce Farrell Rosens memoir IF YOU EVER NEED ME, I WONT BE FAR AWAY. Sharing the same publisher as literary greats Allen Ginsberg, Laurence Ferlinghetti, and William Saroyan, Rosen is in very good company. A financial advisor by day and a writer by night, Rosen has been an award-winning writer since high school. His memoir blends eastern and western philosophy, spirituality, with love and loyalty for friends and family. He strives to understand responsibility, personal boundaries, the necessity of regret, and the enormous potential for joy. It also catalogs the thrill of sport, music, and the desire to understand events that unfold during tumultuous times. Ultimately, it is a book about joy, the memory of joy, and the joy we carry with us. IF YOU EVER NEED ME, I WONT BE FAR AWAY is a journey in a similar fashion that Eat, Pray, Love might be. An odyssey of his life, with all the bumps and bruises, Rosen hopes readers will rediscover themselves, as they read this book of joy, love, reflection and healing. He offers a road map for all of us who are struggling with lifes momentous problems to come to terms with all that has been given us and to prepare for what may be in store.