Book #1 of “The Noir Series,” Life Noir is a deeply-personal memoir which explores the heart-wrenching world of sex addiction, sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, repentance, redemption, and forgiveness. It chronicles the author’s troubled life journey leading to his ultimate downfall in January 2010: The four-week relationship Kurt had with a former student while teaching high school English. This memoir reaches back twenty years — chronicling Kurt’s battles with himself, his many struggles, his few triumphs — searching deep within himself, trying to find the nexus of his own villainy — desperately seeking a new and better way to live his life, even when facing the looming certainty of prison.
Letters Noir, Book #2 of The Noir Series, is an account of the time Kurt spent in prison, his progression through the correctional system, and his continuing phases of self-examination, self-analysis, self-discovery, and self-rediscovery as prison changed his entire life. This perspective is told entirely in the context of letters written by Kurt, to his wife.
Love Noir, Book #3 of The Noir Series, is the next step in what it takes to put a ruined life back together: Understanding relationships. Chronicling his two-day trip to Phoenix, Arizona to give a speech about his book, After 3PM, Kurt reflects upon his personal, friend, and family relationships in the wake of his crimes. Love Noir shows how love — both conditional and unconditional — either thrives or fails in the face of Kurt’s betrayal, in the hands of God’s Grace, in the forgiveness of Kurt’s wife, family, and friends, as well as in the words of Kurt’s enemies. Love Noir explores the true lengths and depths of love, forgiveness, friendship, and Grace as Kurt reflects on the people in his life, determined to return to his hometown with a mended perspective of love.
Lust Noir, Book #4 of The Noir Series, is a deeper look into the struggles of Sexual Addiction. A deeply-revealing account of the ongoing battle within himself, Kurt gives a brutally honest account of what it was like to fight the addiction as well as what it is like now, knowing the addiction continues to linger as he keeps it in-check and under control. Lust Noir also explores the impact that Sexual Addiction can have on a person’s loved ones and peers; in Kurt’s case, his wife, his friends, and his family. Additionally, the impact of Kurt’s addiction is also expressed by the former student with whom he had the relationship (in this case, in her own words, from a letter she sent Kurt, years after his release from prison).
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