Author Talk and Book Signing: Christopher Lockwood "Why the Cane?"
Christopher Lockwood’s life changed in a split second when he was involved in a devastating accident. Join Lockwood, the former Executive Director of the Maine Municipal Association and author of “Why the Cane?” for an author talk and book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. He will be sharing his journey through transformation and recovery.
“Why the Cane?” is the true story of Lockwood’s accident, his subsequent recovery and the support that has enabled him to regain a level of activity he thought would not have been possible during the thirty years since “the accident.” This book begins in a recovery room at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1989 and takes the reader through a medical odyssey, along with intimate insights into the painful upheaval experienced by his family.
Former Maine Governor John R. “Jock” McKernan, Jr., writes, “Lockwood has written a compelling and insightful account of his horrific accident and the inevitable physical and emotional ups and downs of a lengthy recovery. As a friend of Chris’s and Governor of Maine at the time, I recall many of the scenes he describes in his book, but only those who have endured rehabilitation from serious injuries or illnesses can identify with the mental toll such a recovery can have on both the patient and a spouse and family. All who are experiencing similar challenges will find hope and perspective in reading ‘Why the Cane?’ as they follow Chris’s courageous journey to what he describes as regaining ‘a level of activity he thought would not be possible after a traumatic accident.’”
Lockwood was the Executive Director of the Maine Municipal Association from 1979 to 2015. In 2013, he published his first book, “The Tennis Ball Trees,” a whimsical children’s book about his chocolate Labrador Retriever’s love of tennis balls. After retiring, Lockwood decided to pursue his writing on a part-time basis. His second book, “Why the Cane?,” was released in April, 2019 on the thirty-year anniversary of his devastating accident.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.