My Life as a Pencil


Non Fiction, Essays and Memoir
52 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published March 2015


Old or young, famous or infamous, Ron Arias has a story to tell about the people he met and interviewed during his career as a journalist.  Ernest Hemingway gave him advice, Hunter Thompson was hard to impress, and others, the important and the not so important all left their marks.   An early mentor told Arias to write it personal, and he does, making each story memorable, each character unforgettable.  This collection of essays tells the story of a journalist, in pursuit of a story and finding humanity in all its strength and fragility.