“Fragmented yet unified, direct yet elusive, How to Walk with Steve is a vivid memoir about family and geography, obligation and freedom. Fromberg has a remarkable ability to inject meaning into silence, into the cracks between sections, into all the things that remain unsaid.”—Brett Biebel, writing teacher at Augustana College & author of the essay collection 48 Blitz
"How to Walk with Steve by Robert Fromberg is an inviting, conversational, and deeply personal portrait of a man's relationship with his brother across places and across time. Using small sections that can feel like standalone poems, Rob Fromberg carefully crafts a resonant memoir about the challenges and obligations - and also the faith and love - that connect siblings through the years. Full of humor, honesty, and surprise, How to Walk With Steve is sure to succeed with nonfiction readers who appreciate unrelenting wit and candor."—Scott Kenemore, author of Lake of Darkness
“In refusing easy consolations, Fromberg has created a memoir that shines like polished bone." —Patricia Eakins, author of The Hungry Girls and Other Stories
“Never have I read a more authentic, deeply felt rendering of a child's developing mind." —Leslie Lawrence, author of The Death of Fred Astaire and Other Essays from a Life Outside the Lines
ABOUT HOW TO WALK WITH STEVE:
Robert Fromberg immerses us in an early childhood made relentlessly unpredictable by autism and addiction; his teenage years alone in New York City; and his young adulthood as guardian of his brother after the death of their parents.
With short, immersive segments—conversational, candid, and often humorous—this potent new memoir finds moments of human intimacy amidst a story of love and loss, struggle and survival.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Fromberg grew up in Peoria, Illinois, with his artist parents and two siblings, one autistic.