On Friday November 6, 2015, "A Connoisseur’s Journey" was awarded Second Place in the Great Midwest Book Festival in the category of "Memoirs, Autobiography and Biography."
In addition, "A Connoisseur’s Journey" was selected FIRST in "Memoirs, Autobiography, and Biography" by the Southern California Book Festival.
Dr. Lant was previously been given a Lifetime Achievement Award with a focus on "A Connoisseur’s Journey" with this citation.
"Dr. Jeffrey Lant. On behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, I congratulate you on the release of your Memoir, ‘A Connoisseur’s Journey’. Your work is a groundbreaking experiment into the use of musical citations in literature, adding depth and nuance to the reading experience."
(signed) Charles D. Baker, Governor and Karyn E.Polito, Lieutenant Governor.
A Personal Journey of Discovery
At first glance, "A Connoisseur’s Journey" may appear to be just about the author’s own life, and his collections. Imperceptible at first, Dr. Lant begins to play out a cleverly crafted masterpiece, intermingled with music, drawing you in, transfixing you into your own reality, that will, most assuredly, bring laughter, and tears.
When the full impact hits, that moment of discovery, that it is not only about life’s struggles, but your own life’s journey, it is with such a force that will grip your heart, and touch your very soul.
This Master of Prose, through his own memoirs, has the ability to weave his way into your own personal journey. This book is much like opening a photo-album, to re-visit your own memories. Each time you open it, you will have a new perspective, based on your life experiences. If it doesn’t hit you hard, you haven’t truly read it. I highly recommend that you do read it.
A collection of well chosen words when intelligently embroidered together provide enjoyment and a rare insight into …
By Simon Gillespie Studios on September 28, 2015
Your writing reveals the opinionated cavalier that I have come to know over the years with the strong desire to learn, pillage, and then further refine ones knowledge.
Strong, confident, well informed prose. A collection of well chosen words when intelligently embroidered together provide enjoyment and a rare insight into humanity and its baubles.
You’ve produced a great story for each exhaustibly researched acquisition, many an art historian could take note and a leaf out of these notes. The pictures are brought to life and given multiple layers. Your writing brings to mind that of de Quincy.
SIMON GILLESPIE LTD
Fine Art Restorers & Conservators
The Master of Words
By Johan Willems
This is a MUST read!! It’s not just a book, it is an adventure, an experience, really a journey in which you’ll be taken through all elements of the author’s life. This book, written by the only person who has ever been able to read me, will deeply touch you in all it’s aspects. Friends, this could very well have been the memoirs of a president, a monarch, a king. And a King you are Dr Lant- the King of words. Thank You for taking us through this great adventure, with hundreds of musical references, Movie clips, your fine arts collection – all that combined with your writing skills makes your 20th Book a real Masterpiece !!!
A Connoisseur’s Journey: Being the artful memoirs of a man of wit, discernment, pluck, and joy. Kindle Edition
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