An Evening with Derek Chowen

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting an author reception for local author, Derek Chowen for his new book The Thawing Man on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:00pm. This is a free event though reservations are requested. To RSVP please call us at 231.347.1180 or email us at events@mcleanandeakin.com

The Thawing Man is an open and honest chronicle of a man that drove his alcoholism to rock bottom and how he found his way back. From the first day of walking through the door of AA to being able to go through life with renewed strength, this book details a journey of building success one day at a time with a vulnerability that will capture your heart. This is a story of overcoming life’s obstacles whether they be alcohol related or not. Amateur life observations of an ex-professional drinker. 

Derek Chowen was born in a tiny hospital in a little burg named Onaway, MI. Chowen was never one to sit still or settle for the status quo. From racing cars to racing sailboats, his desire for competition and pushing limits follows him wherever he goes. He has been everything from a successful tech company owner to stock broker to bank president to bartender and finally, one of the fabled "town drunks". Two years of sobriety later, Mr. Chowen has revived his business development company, Two Scotch Funk Holdings, and become a published author. He has become an advocate for the underdog, the struggling and those that need a hand up. He is a believer in the philosophy that in order to keep what you have, you need to give it away.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thawing Man Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780999390146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Long Cottage Publishing - February 3rd, 2018

An open and honest chronicle of a man that drove his alcoholism to rock bottom and how he found his way back. From the first day of walking through the door of AA to being able to go through life with renewed strength, this book details a journey of building success one day at a time with a vulnerability that will capture your heart.