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D.C. Lyons’ “With Worn-Out Tools” is Highlighted at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The author goes through the traditional milestones of reaching middle age, challenging his determination, straining his resources, and altering how he sees things.

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“This book is a great account of an extremely trying time. D.C. Lyons does a great job detailing all of the details of his ups and downs and all of the falls along the way. Anyone who is married with health concerns needs to read this book so that they have an idea about what ‘for better or worse’ is.” - Amazon review.

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet displayed the inspirational midlife book “With Worn-Out Tools: Navigating the Rituals of Midlife” by D.C. Lyons at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2023. The book festival occurred last April 22-23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

“With Worn-Out Tools” is a highly recommended inspirational read that recounts the author’s personal experience at the height of his success, which was disrupted by an unexpected event in his early fifties that profoundly affected his life and that of his family. This uplifting tale highlights triumph over adversity.

Challenges can arise unexpectedly. The author believed that his past experiences would shield him from the difficulties that come with adulthood. However, he discovered that middle age has its own challenges that seem never-ending.

Despite facing numerous adversities, such as losing both legs below the knee, being diagnosed with stage five kidney failure necessitating thrice-weekly dialysis, and surviving a stroke, he never gave up. He possessed an unwavering determination to reclaim the life he had lost.

In author D.C. Lyons’ profound book, readers will find themselves rooting for, laughing with, and shedding tears alongside the author as he navigates through his struggles, which may resonate with readers.

Have a good read of the author’s inspiring journey in life. Get a copy of “With Worn-Out Tools: Navigating the Rituals of Midlife” by D.C. Lyons on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

To learn more about D.C. Lyons and his work, check out his website at

With Worn-Out Tools: Navigating the Rituals of Midlife
Author | D.C. Lyons
Genre | Inspirational, Midlife, Inspiration Midlife
Published Date | September 15, 2021
Publisher | Page Publishing

Author Bio
As a customer journey executive for 20 years, Darren Lyons has built relationships across the globe, managing a business process outsourcer organization in Asia, Central America, and South America. When he was the director of global customer care for, he led a vendor organization of 1000 FTE across seven partners in five countries and ten cities. Over the past eighteen months, Darren has had numerous health issues, including two below-knee amputations, stage five kidney failure requiring dialysis three times a week, and being a stroke survivor.

Yet, Darren has used the concepts learned about managing vendors to help him overcome his physical limitations: leaning into your discomfort, the power of partnerships, and the importance of clear, consistent, and concise communication. Darren’s story is one of triumph because of his tenacious desire to fight for his life through these trials.

Darren obtained his Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Mason University. Darren and his lovely wife Elaine founded Korrior, Inc., with a vision to create inspirational books and faith-based media projects. Darren’s eBook, “A Day in the Life in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Short Stories from a Young Man Trapped in a Nursing Home,” was released in September 2018.

Darren’s memoir, “With Worn Out Tools: Navigating the Rituals of Midlife,” was released in the fall of 2021. Darren is a certified John Maxwell trainer, coach, and speaker with an executive coaching clientele of 15 executives in four countries.

He is a licensed color code personality assessment facilitator and has trained over 500 leaders in four countries. He is a 2019 consumer reviewer for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Darren lost over 270 pounds on a vegetarian diet.

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