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I Too – A New Novel

December 20, 2016

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a novel which has come to be called I Too. 

The book grew out of feedback I got on my last book, Identities.  Younger people who read Identities told me they really liked its message of making the world a better place, starting with the work place.  But they felt they had limited opportunities because, for example, they were new in their careers or had a new family or mortgage and felt that they were too busy or weren’t in a position to make changes.

At the same time, like everyone else, I saw the further polarization of society along all sorts of fault lines—political, ideological, religious, racial, and also read daily headlines about growing inequality and its negative effects on society.

I Too is an attempt pull these issues together and to make people think about these issues and how they can do something to make the world a better place and a micro level.

I Too is now available from Amazon both as a paperback and in a Kindle version.


Here is the back cover blurb:

Ben, Paul, and Ridge were best friends growing up, but after they went off to college, their lives began to diverge. When they reunite at Ridge’s twenty-eighth birthday party, they find that if they want to remain friends, they must confront some major differences.

Ridge is materialistic and career focused, and he has a glamorous and rich girlfriend, Julia. But he’s discovering Julia’s values and priorities don’t mesh with those of his friends, and she wants him to choose between his past and a future with her.

Ben’s life is completely different from Ridge’s. He teaches history at a community college but longs for an academic career at a more prestigious university. What will Ben have to give up for success?

Paul always feels like he is caught between Ridge and Ben. He shares some of Ben’s ideals but also has some of Ridge’s desire for material success. Will a mentor and a new love interest help him find the balance he craves?

Through Ridge, Ben, and Paul, author T. E. Stazyk encourages readers to challenge accepted norms and values and think about how they too can make a difference and change the world.

You can find the book on Amazon here.

I hope you enjoy I Too and share it with your family and friends.  Let me know what you think.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2016 7:28 pm

    Congratulations on your second book, Tom! It’s a great topic. Merry Christmas to you and all at Cue Haven xx

  2. January 29, 2017 5:57 pm

    Wow. Congrats on the completion of your book, in fact the 2nd one? Why didn’t I know you wrote? Happy new year TE.

    • January 31, 2017 4:07 pm

      Thanks very much! Yes I’ve been writing for a while. My first novel came out in 2012. You can check out some of my other stuff under the “Short Stories” tab of my site. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

  3. October 11, 2018 9:59 am

    Why did you title your book I Too and not Me Too? And why is the MeToo movement called MeToo and not IToo? After all, one would say “I too was sexually assaulted,” not “Me too was sexually assaulted” — you think it’s because the creators of the movement wanted to preclude confusion with your novel?

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