The Art of Finding Truth – Darice Cairns . Real-life story.
Darice Cairns
The Art of Finding Truth, One Man's Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy

The Art of Finding Truth, One Man’s Journey through Love, Life, Grief and Joy is my newest book which will be published in less than 2 weeks.

The Art of Finding Truth is a riveting real-life story about a man’s courageous journey towards embracing truth through war and peace, hardship and strength, injustice and love.

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About the Book

‘The Art of Finding Truth…’ explores one man’s journey through life as he comes to terms with embracing his true identity against all odds.  It also highlights the numerous stories from his career that will encourage and inspire you to find your own truth within.

Behzad Ghashghaee (known as Micco) reveals the riveting events of his life and how he has come to reconcile with his truth through war and peace, hardship and strength, injustice and love. The story starts with the harrowing events of his escape from Iran with his young family during the Iranian revolution. He later becomes a successful and flamboyant stylist, who accumulates hundreds of stories told to him by his colourful clients over the years.

The novel is broken up into three phases.  During the first phase, readers follow Micco’s horrific journey out of Iran.  The second phase of his life highlights an honest look at many stories from his close clients when he worked as a top hairstylist in Canada.  In the third part, readers follow Ghashghaee into retirement as he looks back on a life of palpable heartbreak and great joy at all the blessings received, as well as all the dreams that never came true.

Writing a Non-fiction Story About Finding Truth

Writing a book is, in my mind, a bit like giving birth, it just takes longer. It is definitely a labour of love.

The idea for my book came from my husband. It’s about his life.

When I heard my husband’s story I knew I had to write his story. It was just so powerful on many different key levels of life.

When we met, I was shocked and amazed to hear about the horrific nearly 3-year journey he had experienced to escape from his home country of Iran during the Iranian revolution.  To this day he experiences serious repercussions of that fateful decision to leave Iran.

We all have similar life stories of traagedy, pain, love, grief and joy. There is common ground in the hardships we expereince in life.

What is revealing is how we deal with those hardships, and how that exposes who we are at our core.

Why I Wrote this Book?

This is a story about uncovering one man’s truth. It also uncovers a bigger more profound truth common in all of our lives, in a world that is fixated on drama and lies. 

The novel is deeply personal to me and weaves beautifully through one life, then into the lives of many other people.  Through deep self-reflection, everything comes together in a big moment of truth about life’s biggest questions.

What is my purpose in life?  Why am I here?

This real-life story, begs the reader to question their own reality, their truth and their purpose in life. 

What I Hope You Will Gain From Reading My Book

This novel reaches deeply into what makes us human and transcends the typical biographical, ‘self-help’ fray.  

Readers will be moved by the depth and sheer horror of how one man’s escape from Iran can change a person’s life.  Yet after settling in Canada, there is a healthy dose of uplifting anecdotes from Micco’s career as a stylist that weaves through his life to his eventual retirement.  The stories presented here reveal profound truths and wisdom, with a good dose of humour.  The lessons Micco learns and shares in this story are deeply reflective and humbling.  The style of the personal narrative also offers the reader an overall positive, emotionally uplifting experience. 

The book is appropriately dedicated to anyone who is “on a journey to find the truth in their own lives”. 

Where to purchase the book.

Ebook cost is only $3.99

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Happy Soulful Reading!

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5 thoughts on “The Art of Finding Truth

  1. Hi, I just finished reading your book, “The Art of Finding Truth…” and really enjoyed it. I wonder what inspired you to write Behzad’s (Micco) story?

    1. Hi Robert,
      The story is my husband’s life. Most of his story happened long before we met. When he first told me his story, I knew that I had to write his story. I am also very interested in life stories and how people overcome challenges against all odds. Thank you for your comment and reading my book!

    2. Hi Robert,
      The story is my husband’s life. Most of his story happened long before we met. When he first told me his story, I knew that I had to write his story. I am also very interested in life stories and how people overcome challenges against all odds. Thank you for your comment and for reading my book!

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