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New Book release

Living
Halfway

a collection of essays

One part social commentary, one part memoir, and all parts perfectly inappropriate for these challenging times.

About

I’m a writer.
Of books and songs.

Of my truth and maybe yours.
 
Of horses and waves.
 
Thanks for being here.

"Alex Woodard is one of the greatest writers I've ever discovered."

Dr. Wayne Dyer
renowned motivational speaker
and #1 New York Times bestselling author

From the blog

01

Story

When I Was 11

I’d almost eclipsed my Pitfall high score on the Intellivision when my mom yelled up the stairs. We were leaving early for the 4th of July festivities at the local golf course,

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02

Lesson

Home

He lumbered along the pavers, under the eaves at the far corner of the house, closer to home with each small step. At least I think he was a he.

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03

Heart

Disguised As Love

  Here I am, on an airplane. I’ve been flying throughout this pandemic, and haven’t really been worried about catching anything. Until now. Am I concerned about the guy across

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04

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Survivor Part 2

  I couldn’t get the tractor started. Again. The mid-60’s relic always needed a jump, but I thought, through some miracle of corroded wire and rusted metal, somehow this time

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stories with a soundtrack

What if…
Grammy®-winning singers and songwriters took your letters and turned them into songs?

Living Halfway
Companion Album

“Heartbreaking as it is hilarious, heartfelt as it is tough, and as much an indictment of the modern self-help ethos as it is a celebration of what the genre is actually aiming for. The journey Alex takes us on is deeply personal, completely original, and 100% worth the price at the door.”

— Sean Watkins,
Grammy-winning founder of Nickel Creek

Reviews

Raw, Authentic Musings on Life
Cindy S
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Alex Woodard writes with an authenticity and vulnerability that captivates. This book makes the reader contemplate life and one's own beliefs. Will be checking out all of his other books immediately!
An Absolute Gem
Dan Rowe
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Living Halfway is an incredible piece of artwork. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, I didn't want to put it down and didn't want it to end. Woodard has a raw, honest style, and his creativity has delivered a book that is exquisitely unique and pensive, yet wonderfully comforting and optimistic. Highly recommended.
My favorite read of 2021
Kindle Customer
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I read this book today, after rereading one of the author's previous books. I brushed lives with him years ago, in a beautiful equine therapy program in Idaho. This book is so much more than I imagined. Its almost like I could hear him reading it to me. Thank you for sharing your hard earned experience and knowledge of life. It's full of humor, heartache, and a good pinch of snark. Always a fan, Boise State hoodie.
Beautifully written and so relatable.
Katherine W Twells
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I read this upon a reco from a friend and so delighted I did. Alex Woodard is a beautiful writer. The story mixes humor with raw vulnerability and done in a way I think we can all relate. You will see aspects of yourself in the unfolding journey. It’s a story about life in all it’s pain and beauty and written with great artistry. Helpful
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