Ken La Salle

Starting a Revolution in Ethics!

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Find out all about it in Dynamic Pluralism

Coming soon in ebook, paperback, and audiobook...


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Recovering the Self

The Aron Joice Site


Welcome to the Internet home of Ken La Salle.

Here you can find his plays.

You can purchase his books.

You can even catch a glimpse of his twisted, twisted mind...

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False Starts

Now Available!

I recently opened up my chest of childhood memories, faced a decade I had long since forgotten, and wrote these words:

“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.”

And I grew up right there in the middle of it. I won talent shows. I went to camp. I fought the school bully for the honor of the girl I loved. I lost my father…

But having just turned 50, I decided the time had come to take an honest look at those years without the tinted lens of nostalgia, which allowed me to remember so much more. I never told the girl I defended that I loved her. I barely survived camp. No amount of talent show victories brought my father back and, to be honest, my memories weren’t as accurate as I thought they were.

The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. My best friend was Burp Boy. Life was a series of constant set-backs, a barrage of defeats, embarrassments, and false starts.

And I wouldn’t change a thing.

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The World's Worst Backpacker

Now Available!

Backpacking is much more than a hobby. It's a calling. And, sometimes, it's calling you to your doom.

With his distinctively dry and irate humor, Ken La Salle takes you on a lifetime of backpacking trips loaded with absurd observations and commentary on absolutely everything. But he's not your typical, gung-ho mountain man. Instead, he proceeds through each journey with a clear eye towards why he hikes at all. Why does he leave the comfort of his home? Why does he put himself into danger? And why can't everything be easier?
The answer is for everyone and the journey is always to be shared. Tie on your boots and strap on your pack for the journey is about to begin!

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Once Removed

Now Available!

You never really know a man… until he’s dead.

When Isabelle Montez learns that her husband has committed suicide, she and her daughter, Iris, begin finding love letters her husband wrote for her hidden throughout her house. Once the letters reveal clues, Isabelle uncovers one incredible secret after another about a life she never knew and a death she could never fathom.

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Readings and signings!

I always love meeting with and talking with my readers. If you would like to arrange a reading or signing, or if you have a blog or podcast you would like me to appear on, please get in touch!

"This poignant story has touched my life in ways I cannot explain."
It's always wonderful to hear that my work has touched someone. You can read the entire review by clicking the link to the left. (July 2016)

If there's such a thing as a good 3/5 review, this is it! "Once Removed is a good, easy-going summer read. I recommend to anyone who likes to sit back and solve mysteries along with the characters." Click the link to the left to read the rest of Angela's review. (August 2016)

There are times when I hate repeating myself. But, with reviews this good, I like to repeat myself as often as possible! Click the link to the left to find out why reviewer Diana loves Heaven Enough! (August 2016)

Reviewer Angelle LeBlanc calls False Starts "heartfelt and humorous yet heartbreaking at times too". Click the link to the left to find out more! You can purchase False Starts on ebook, paperback, and audiobook. (October 2016)

Virginia from Stephanie's Book Reports calls Once Removed "a great story with a lot of mystery and twists and turns!" Read her entire review by clicking the link to the left - and pick up a copy of Once Removed while you're there! (October 2016)

Blogs and Tweets and Chicken Wings below...

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Ken La Salle

A Taste of False Starts...

Posted: Wed 7th of December, 2016

False Starts gets 4/5 review...

A new review has given False Starts, my memoir on growing up in the 70s, 4/5 stars! Here's a clip:

"Ken La Salle grew up poor with his mom and siblings. I cannot understand from personal experience the lack of enough food, going hungry and no clothes to wear. It wasn’t like I had a lot, but I had what was needed and an occasional goodie or two.
It’s hard to feel sad for Ken when I was reading the book, because of his writing style. Is it a positive spin he puts on it or is it his drive to find what he was good at, what would work for him and make his life a good one. I find myself nodding and smiling as I read along sharing similar memories.
He finds those moments of light and happiness that shine through the darkness."
Posted: Mon 7th of November, 2016

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