Book Review: Face the Bear – Tales of Laugh’n, Cry’n & Learn’n

Someone told me Jerre Lynn’s husband wrote a book.   I grew up with Jerre Lynn Parker Geiger in Hughes Springs, Tx, the indisputable center of the Universe to those of us who lived there.

I had never met Roger Geiger  but what the heck? I’ll read it. I might even put a review on Amazon. So I ordered a copy, and I read the first chapter and to my surprise I couldn’t put it down.

From the cover:

“Perverts, pipe bombs, death of those dear. Roger faces all of these and more. ‘It’s high adventure meets great tragedy.’ Follow Roger as he grows into wisdom, crashes on the rocks of despair, then wins his way back to recovery.

Roger takes you along for the ride from his childhood in Canada through his adventurous young adult years to finding love and suffering heartache and “facing the bear” many steps of the way. He shares the good and the bad, the funny and the sad, the tears and the laughter. He shares hilarious stories of youth, the joys of a growing family and the sorrow of personal tragedy.

The book is a memoir, an autobiography, a coming of age book that is full of love and adventure. It’s been a long time since I have read a book and laughed out loud and cried real tears but I did with “Face the Bear”. I also found myself stopping to tell my husband about some of Roger’s adventures, or maybe I should say “escapades”.

The book is well written, entertaining and leaves you wanting more. What’s next on the agenda Mr. Geiger?

Currently scheduled events with the author:

Sept. 30, 2:00 to 4:00 at the Jefferson General Store, Jefferson TX

Oct. 8, 1:00 to 3:00 at the Half Price Books flagship store on Northwest Hwy in Dallas TX.

Oct. 14, 2:30 to 6:30 at Ask The Authors followed by an Authors and Artists open house at the Wylie Art Gallery, Wylie TX

All events can be found on the author’s Facebook page,

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Patti Barnett Terrell

Patti Barnett Terrell has conservative roots that grow deep in the heart of East Texas. In 1977 she earned a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patti is retired from her position as the civilian director of a large Army Information Technology organization. Patti and her husband, Larry, had the honor of working for former Governor Mike Huckabee in his reelection campaigns by photographing fundraisers. They were also honored to meet the late, great actor and political activist Charlton Heston when he was campaigning for the Governor. For a recent birthday, Larry gave Patti a dinner with Lt. Col. Allen West. The ensuing PolitiChicks article she wrote was picked up by Lt. Col. West's web site as well as several other conservative sites and viewed by thousands. Patti is active in her local area by working elections and attending meet and greet political events. She is a huge advocate of the 2nd amendment, is rarely unarmed, and has strong opinions re gun control laws. Patti and Larry live in Texarkana, TX. They both believe in traveling as much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can, but Texas will always be home.

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