North Country Man’s Book Closes Chapter on His Amish Life

Many Amish families live in St. Lawrence County, in a life without electricity or phones, but not everyone raised in a traditional religious community chooses to stay in it. 

One man’s book about fleeing from his parents’ house in the middle of the night has attracted readers from all over the United States, and even from a few different countries.  They’re interested in the story of why Sam Miller, while still a teenager, left his family behind for adventures with modern technology and new ways of approaching the world.  The book is called Memoir:  Reasons Why I Left the Amish Community.  Miller currently works in the maple sugar industry and is still catching up on mastering computers and acquiring knowledge many Americans take for granted.

Learn more about this new author’s fascinating experiences by viewing the interview conducted by Spotlight producer Paul Larson.

The book available online in hardback, paperback and e-book editions at Miller adds you’re helping out kids by ordering.  He says he’s donating 25 per cent of what he earns from the book to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.  Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.