Author Dick Eiden will launch his book Paying the Rent on November 1 at Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Eiden grew up in Pomona, California during the 1950’s. He attended and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and UCLA Law School through the 1960s. After that, practiced law for 25 years, based in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and in 2012, ran for Congress as an independent.
He became an anti-war and civil rights activist during the tumultuous 60’s, and served as a lawyer for activists and organizations from Southern California to Wounded Knee, from Iran to Oklahoma, and back and forth across the U.S.
He founded and led the Sunset Poets group in North San Diego County. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most notably the San Diego Poetry Annual. One of his poems earned Honorable Mention in the inaugural Steve Kowit Poetry Prize.
In Paying the Rent, Eiden tells his story, a 1960’s memoir with a big difference. Eiden focuses on social activism and personal responsibility; how one lawyer pushes the boundaries of his profession so that it reflects his growth and his ethical, moral, and legal ideals.
Paying the Rent is available on amazon.com.