Michael Yeager is a Vietnam Veteran and retired Mental Health Therapist. He currently lives in Port Townsend, Washington with his wife Katie, where he teaches Tai Chi and writes. He published his first book, Above The Labyrinth, in 2014 and his second book, The Rock & Roll Stories in 2018. In 2019 he wrote a sequel to Above the Labyrinth, fused it with the first edition and published Above the Labyrinth, 2nd edition.
M. Harris Yeager's Books
The Rock & Roll Stories is a coming of age memoir that follows the author from school dances and cruising hamburger stands, to Vietnam. Along the way, Yeager struggles with relationships and his own courage in the face of adolescent aggression. His passion for rock & roll music, born in the fifties when he first heard Elvis on the radio, is a sustaining thread throughout. As Dylan sang, the times were changing, and as the turbulent sixties were ramping up and the Vietnam war escalating, Yeager drops out of college and takes off for California with a friend pursuing an unrealistic dream of becoming a rock & roll singer. Returning home, the dream shattered, drinking and petty theft lands him in jail and narrows his options. Yeager enters the Army, endures basic training and Army Intelligence school, hoping to go to Germany, but winds up on a troop ship headed for Vietnam. While he’s away, the country dramatically changes and can never return to the way it was, and neither can Yeager.
Above the Labyrinth follows the uncharted path of a young man caught in the changing events of the 1960s. All PT Davis ever wanted to do was fly airplanes. Forced into service in Vietnam, he joins Air America and becomes part of the CIA's covert operations. Hardened by a world of survival and killing, he returns home only to find he is unable to fit into domestic life. He copes with his inner demons by changing jobs and pursuing one adventure after another. Through it all he finds peace and freedom in the sky.