Monday, June 15, 2009


Subtitle: "One Man's Memories" Genre: Memoir By Author DARRYL E. ROBIDOUX REVIEW Born into a family of farmers and a dropout from school at age sixteen with absolutely no recollection of parental hugs, or the words we desperately need to hear repeatedly from childhood to adult, "I Love You!" The eyes of Darryl E. Robidoux witnessed poverty during childhood, hard labor, and the lack of one of the most important human needs in life which normally stems from birth through adult, love. Knowing farm life wasn't for him and determined to change the lifestyle he once lived, while carrying the insensitivity of not knowing what love is on his shoulders, he moved on. He walked on the road to success, without looking back. He lived what he learned. We make choices in life, unintentionally, those choices are sometimes not always the right ones. When we start at the bottom, there's only one place to go, climb the ladder to the top. With motivation and determination, Darryl reached for the stars. He sought perfection, not fame, but fortune. He studied engineering in college, then computer science, and became a great asset to Xerox while the company was booming. Although, he had a wife and children, his work became top priority. Years later, his work became his life. He was obsessed with becoming wealthy, and perfection at the work place was his primary goal. He achieved his goal and retired at age forty as a very successful man. But after he retired, he realized something was missing. Something that gives people a reason to live gracefully, and happy as they age. Something that he felt was missing during childhood, something that everyone desperately needs to grow up with. He realized that life, regardless of wealth, needs to be nourished with love. He realized that the most important necessity in life is one thing we can't buy, while learning that money wasn't everything. The author clearly informs the reader that dedication and motivation are important, and success is wonderful. He encourages people to educate, and to be who you want to be. Most important, without a doubt, he describes that the golden key is the one to your heart. Without that key, an emptiness will exist, which will forever need to be fulfilled. I applaud the author for pure honesty, and inspiration to all. I recommend this novel to everyone that seeks to learn from others, for all those who wish to learn how to become successful, and to everyone who wishes to benefit from a story told through experience about the most important roads in life. The autobiography of Darryl E. Robidoux is as sentimental as "RICH MAN,POOR MAN." "HOME AFTER DARK" captures the heart the same way it does in "PRETTY WOMAN" and is as passionate as "NOTTING HILL" with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant! Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board


  1. Darryl,
    Congratulations on finding happiness and on your book! It does sound like it would make a good movie!

    Heidi M. Thomas

  2. Thank you Heidi! "Home After Dark"
    was Inspiring, Uplifting & Educational!