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Beautiful Scars

Tom Wilson's Beautiful Scars is a memoir detailing his rough upbringing in Hamilton and the highs and lows of his music career.

Tom Wilson

 

Tom Wilson was raised in the rough-and-tumble world of Hamilton — Steeltown — in the company of World War II vets, factory workers, fall-guy wrestlers and the deeply guarded secrets kept by his parents, Bunny and George. For decades Tom carved out a life for himself in shadows. He built an international music career and became a father, he battled demons and addiction, and he waited, hoping for the lies to cease and the truth to emerge. It would. And when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to the Mohawk reserves of Quebec, on to the heights of the Manhattan skyline. With a rare gift for storytelling and an astonishing story to tell, Tom writes with unflinching honesty and extraordinary compassion about his search for the truth. It's a story about scars, about the ones that hurt us, and the ones that make us who we are. (From Doubleday Canada

Author interview

Artist and musician Tom Wilson on his memoir, about family secrets and his journey of discovery. 18:34