Ballston Spa native pens 'raw' memoir

Ballston Spa native Benjamin Carey authored his first book, “Barefoot in November,” a memoir taking experiences from his hometown, New York City and beyond, and giving them to the reader.

His book is now available on and is in bookstores, and it introduces the reader to Benjamin J. Carey in a “candid reflection of how courage and determination prevail,” according to information from promoters.

“I was working on my first book, a raw memoir of a troubled adolescence followed by fast times in NYC, when out of nowhere I was diagnosed with a life threatening health condition and had major open heart surgery. The experience affected me so profoundly that I put the first book on hold and started writing a blog called and working on Barefoot in November”, Carey said in a statement.

The story provides readers with an account about a near death experience and incorporates all of the difficulties and strife accompanying a love story, personal suffering and the difficulties his family faced, according to information from a statement announcing the books release.

“It’s about sticking together, toughing it out, reaching for unheard of goals, and achieving more than imaginable,” the statement reads.

The book is available at O’Brein’s Pharmacy as well as online and in bookstores. It is also available in the “local authors” section of the library.

“I hope that readers find a renewed sense of life after reading the book, and instead of ticking away minutes of a dull existence, they charge ahead and wring out every ounce of life in their go around” Carey said.


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