Today the Book Blog Tour for Composing Temple Sunrise, by Hassan El-Tayyab stops here at The Serial Reader– and I couldn’t be happier! With the Burning Man Festival in full force this book is the perfect read!
Composing Temple Sunrise is a candid, inspiring memoir that will warm your heart!
Triggered by the Great Recession of 2008, Hassan El-Tayyab loses his special education teaching job in Boston and sets out on a cross-country adventure with a woman named Hope Rideout, determined to find his lost muse.
His journey brings him to Berkeley, CA, where he befriends a female metal art collective constructing a 37-foot Burning Man art sculpture named “Fishbug.” What follows is a life-changing odyssey through Burning Man that helps Hassan harness his creative spirit, overcome his self-critic, confront his childhood trauma, and realize the healing power of musical expression.
Composing Temple Sunrise really spoke to me. It’s so honest and unfiltered that you can almost feel Hassan’s pain. What follows is a life-changing journey through Burning Man that helps Hassan harness his creative spirit, overcome his self-critic, confront his childhood trauma, and realize the healing power of musical expression.
“I was lost on my journey, but maybe lost is where I needed to be”- this book makes you want to go on a road trip across America, find new people, make new experience and open yourself to adventure and freedom.
Composing Temple Sunrise is about love, courage and resilience, because –Charles Darwin teaches- “it’s not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change“.
Hassan El-Tayyab is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author, teacher, and cultural activist currently residing in San Francisco, CA. His critically-acclaimed Americana act American Nomad is an established Bay Area band that performs regularly at festivals and venues up and down the West Coast and beyond.
In addition to performing Hassan is also a music educator, having taught songwriting and guitar classes for the Freight and Salvage and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, as well as guest lectured and the University of California, Berkeley.
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Thanks to Poetic Book Tours -to Serena Agusto-Cox- for the opportunity to join the book tour!
Composing Temple Sunrise Website
American Nomads Website