The Great Depression was a tragic time in America’s history. While poverty became widespread - leaving families barely scraping by - the collapse of the U.S. stock market in 1929 sent the economy in a downward spiral, which found people living on the streets with unemployment at a high and food on the table at a low. No one knew it better than little Angus Munro, who found the strength to overcome whatever was thrown at him.
Little Angus grew up, and years later, he decided to write a memoir about his life. A Full House – But Empty was the result.
I interviewed Angus to find out more about his life and his captivating new book.
Thank you for this interview, Angus. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you've been writing?
After completing thirty-nine years in hospital administration, I retired in 2003. I was a divorced man with no children. I had been a lifelong workaholic and tennis bum, both opposite ends of the spectrum and each having negative connotations. After going through a contemplation period, I decided to write a book about my lifetime experiences.
At what point in your life did you make up your mind you were going to become a published author?
When I retired; however, I have always enjoyed writing procedural manuals, special innovative projects, and general business correspondence.
Was there anyone in your life that you can give credit to helping pave the way?
Actually, when I started working on a draft regarding my childhood experiences, my nephew, Paul was most encouraging to me to pursue an autobiography.
What was your favorite book to read as a child?
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert with illustrations by Frances Brundage. I still have that edition in my personal home library.
What is your favorite book at the present?
I am an old movie buff and my favorite book is Thalberg, written by Bob Thomas. I have a signed copy of this book that I treasure.