Area Man Featured in Area Newspaper.

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I grew up in a little town in the south of Minnesota, Rochester — home of the Mayo Clinic. My father was an orthopedic surgeon there, with an office on the 6th floor.

He died on July 3rd, 1966, almost 45 years ago to the day.

I wrote a book about growing up as his son and a son of Rochester titled Thirty Rooms To Hide In: Insanity, Addiction, and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Shadow of the Mayo Clinic. I thought it might be of interest particularly to the citizens there and so contacted the Rochester Post-Bulletin. There, with the help of a nice editor named Marissa Block, we put together the article you see here. You can download a pdf of the article (click here ) but I’m pretty sure the book is better. You can get that as a Kindle or a paperback at amazon, a Nook version at Barnes&, or an iBook at Apple.

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  1. Brave and informative book…. I grew up in Rochester at the same time and know many of the doctors (or their children) that you mention, and a few of the other kids although I do not remember any of your brothers. I went to JM only one year until Mayo HS was built. What a testimony to your mom!! And very sad about your father…


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