My Book – Darice Cairns – Be, Live & Speak YOUR Truth
Darice Cairns
The Art of Finding Truth, One Man's Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy

A real life story that begs the reader to question their own reality, their truth and their purpose in life. It will inspire you to find your own truth and peace within.

The Art of Finding Truth, One Man’s Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy is a riveting real-life story about one man's courageous journey towards embracing his truth through war and peace, hardship and strength, injustice and love.

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  1. Hi! I am so exited to read your wonderful book!
    All love from me.
    Say ” hi” from me to my uncle/ micco

    // Natalie

  2. So excited to announce that, “The Art of Finding Truth…” won Canada Writes award.

    Celebrations and deep gratitude!


  3. I rarely read for pleasure, but when Micco emailed me about nis new book I quickly downloaded it, jumped in the tub, and started reading. I knew Micco for many years, but now I know a whole other, very interesting side of his life story. Thanks for sharing my friend. Stay well.

    Susan Bird

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


    1. Hello Robert, This story is about my husband’s life. We met after this tale had already -mostly- played out. When he told me how he came to be in Canada from Iran, I was shocked and moved by his experiences. I vowed that one day I would write his story. The salon stories were selected based on how they help us see ourselves in more honest ways and thus find our identity through the shared stories of others. Thank you for your comment and great question!

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    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    "Darice Cairns explores one Iranian immigrant's beautiful life story in The Art of Finding Truth, One Man's Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy.

    IR Verdict: The biographical story Darice Cairns relates in The Art of Finding Truth, One Man's Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy of Behzad Ghashghaee's personal history is a powerful tale that cuts through society's web of lies towards celebrating Life and the ability to tell the Truth despite a culture of engrained, deceptive, government-sponsored persecution."

    ~ C.S. Holmes for IndieReader ~

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    What an adventure this new novel is, written by Darice Cairns called, The Art of Finding Truth... it is a story about how her husband, Micco, an Iranian refugee, fled his home country with his first wife and his children, and eventually made his way to Canada. His story is riveting, honest, heart-felt, and incredibly moving. Over the years, Micco became a highly successful stylist, owning his own shop, and he shared the life stories and lessons of his clients in the same honest, candid way he shared his own story. This book is a “must read” for anyone, who believes in the resourcefulness of the common person.

    ~ Lauren Fonda (Saskatchewan, Canada) ~

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    "What a riveting true life story! The hardships this man went through to move from Iran, to Turkey and then eventually Canada with his then young family is incredibly honest, and gut wrenching. This is an incredibly easy book to read, as it flows from one man's life story into the life stories of so many other people over a 30 year career span. This is a very honest look at life, and what we can learn from the folly of our ways. I couldn't put it down. In the end the ultimate truth of a life well lived is revealed and is very touching."

    ~ Mark Stead (Manchester, United Kingdom) ~

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    "I love real life stories and this one really touched me. I have read many refugee stories but this one is different. It is funny, though provoking, and spreads a wider message about truth, honesty and living a more authentic life that has meaning and purpose. This story will make you question your own truth. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for answers to life's bigger questions through everyday life occurrences."

    ~ Lorri Aston (Vancouver, Canada) ~

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    "Transcending the typical biographical, ‘self-help’ fray, ‘The Art of Finding Truth’ tells the story Behzad Ghashghaee (whom everyone calls ‘Micco’), who fled a chaotic Iran at a young age and, along with the rest of his family, wound up in Canada. Throughout the novel, author Darice Cairns tells Micco’s story, one which finds the eventual stylist enduring (and eventually overcoming) numerous hardships throughout his early life.

    ... Cairns does an admirable job of conveying the depth and nuance of Micco’s story. Beginning with the harrowing backdrop of the Iranian revolution, the Canadian author not only translates the thoughts and emotions of her subject, she also helps Micco convey the insights he has learned."

    ~ James W. (USA) ~

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    "Darice has woven a perfect blend of inner spiritual worth, history, life & love. A highly insightful and beautiful life story of Behzad (also known as Micco or Baba) and his journey from Iran to Canada, his hardships, racism and numerous jobs; then his career as a top hairdresser. Deep meaningful quotes that I resonated with - such as Live your truth and follow your dreams, Power doesn't exist outside yourself, it comes entirely from within, Your best friend in Life is you, Forgiveness propels you to higher heights energetically & Beauty in imperfection. The real-life stories of Micco's hair clients are entertaining and also deeply saddening when greed is their primary aim in life and how Micco sticks to his own values and truths- dumping the greedy so & so's. I found the story entertaining and educational"

    ~ Susan Abbey (USA) ~