Self-Publishing Book Spotlight: Tracking My Soul

William H. Odekirk’s new release offers readers seventy years of entertaining and insightful contemplations about life as the author traces his ancestry back across America from the 1600’s on and offers his witty and wise views about life through poems and aphorisms.

In his new release, Tracking My Soul, A Philosophical Autobiography, published by Outskirts Press, author and poet William H. Odekirk provides readers with the common sense philosophy of life he has forged over seventy years of hard work and earnest thought. Witty, wise and whimsical, his 2500 “Thoughts of the Day” and his poems will delight readers with their insight, their novelty and their truth.

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds events, and small minds interpret the Bible for you.” So says the author in one of the many unique aphorisms contained in his “Thoughts of the Day.” An avid fan of Eric Hoffer, Odekirk does justice to following in his common sense philosophical footsteps in this remarkable collection of original thought.

Noting that a philosopher must have three prerequisites — an intellect, an open mind, and the common sense “not to engage a dogmatist” — Odekirk opens readers’ eyes while entertaining them with one good chuckle after another, both in his “Thoughts of the Day” and in poems like “Out East” and “What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden.”

An ardent Christian himself, Odekirk tolerates no small minded, recalcitrant points of view on religion and makes keenly and vibrantly known the troubles the world has fallen into at the hands of narrow minded men.

In her review of Tracking My Soul Martha B. Fray, M.A., states “This book reminds us that the American dream is real. Mr. Odekirk tells us that courage, imagination and hard work can enable a person to dream big things and make them come true. He has the ability to change his mind when he learns a new truth.”

About the Author:

William H. Odekirk is a tenth generation American with many stories to tell. His great, great grandfather, for example, a wheelwright, joined Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ in New York, then joined the Mormon militia and followed them west, maintaining and preparing their wagons. Mr. Odekirk is married with four children and lives in Washington state.

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