Born with a passion to feel the breath behind America's handwritten words of old, Amos discovers an inscribed photo in the attic of his childhood home, that leads him to doubt his Jewish dad's heritage.
So starts Amos' memoirs, a rollicking journey through the heart of America. His search for some truth in the universe is propelled by meeting his mentor, Ben, a savvy and astute observer of human folly, who introduces Amos to the "Cosmos," where all creativity lives. Amos' journey takes him from childhood into manhood through the tumultuous decades of the fifties and sixties, as he experiences the struggle of African-Americans for civil rights, the Beat generation, Vietnam, and Haight-Ashbury; all in search of the threads that connect the fabric of his life to the rest of the world.
He reflects on religion, family, relationships, love, war, and country amidst the historical America that has captivated him, exposing the core of his extraordinary soul along the way. Amos and the Cosmos is an insightful view of Americana through Amos' eyes-a journey filled with humor, tenderness, and pathos.