Two StormsProstate Cancer & Katrina in New Orleans
"Two Storms" is a story of the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from prostate cancer, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levees. Iain Baird describes in detail each step along the path from diagnosis to recovery. With honesty, candidness, and a surprising amount of humor, Baird sets forth the physical and emotional challenges facing men struck with prostate cancer.
Iain S. Baird
I AIN S. BAIRD is an award-winning writer of short stories and creative nonfiction. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times and has appeared in numerous literary magazines published in the United States and abroad, including: The Delmarva Review, Seven Hills Review, CHA: An Asian Literary Journal, The Survivors Review, The Timber Creek Review, Oracle, The Berkshire Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Louisiana: In Words, New Orleans: Days and Nights in the Dreamy City, and others.
CyPress Publications issued his memoir, TWO STORMS, in 2010. He splits his time between Asheville, New Orleans, and the Panhandle of Florida.
He is the recipient of several prizes for short stories and creative nonfiction from the Maryland Writers' Association and the Tallahassee Writers' Association. He won the William March Award for Best Short Story and the Eugene Walter Award for Best Novel. He was a Finalist for the William Wisdom Award from the William Faulkner Festival and won the First Place Award in the Delmarva Review's 2012 Short fiction Contest. He is listed in the Writers' Directory of Poets and Writers.
A number of people have been kind enough to review TWO STORMS and The Guy in the Box. Excerpts can be found here.
Jane Smith(reader @ Amazon)
An outstanding collection of short stories written by the hand of a master. Each narrative is crafted with words well-chosen and deep insights into the nuances of life’s journeys.
Donna McCoy(reader @ Amazon)
The clever, international style of Mr. Baird’s short stories are simply delightful. My favorite is Salt.
Bob Bencze(reader @ Amazon)
A fine collection of stories exploring the human spirit, in all its quirks. Often found myself comparing the reading experience here to sitting in a gallery of Edward Hopper paintings
Jane Elkin(Bay Weekly)
For the 217,000 American men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, this book is a beacon through the storm
Donna Meredith(reader @ Amazon)
Brave, informative, and sparked by dark humor...
Richard Weigel(WKU Dept. of History)
Any man faced with the threat of prostate cancer can find both comfort and insight from reading "Two Storms"...
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