- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: Xlibris (November 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499085109
- ISBN-13: 978-1499085105
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,165,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding Home Paperback – November 5, 2014
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I can’t imagine there are too many memoirs like this one out there, that would touch me like this one did. By writing Finding Home, I believe Matthew’s intent was to communicate to the world a few main points; primarily that it’s ok, even as a member of the military it is ok to share your thoughts and feelings. Having shared a deeply personal story of his adolescence, his sad times, matters of sex, war, and rage. He also was able to prove that one kid, having all the odds against him, can become a man by destroying his evils with his own type of weapons, having a backbone and being determined.
I would recommend this story as it is a quick read with only 103 pages, and it will definitely keep your interest until the very end.
breathe easy ;)
At the same time, Mathew is one of those lucky ones who consciously chose to break the cycle. He didn't want to continue down the road his family had started him on. He knew that better was out there and that he wanted to be better. He was also fortunate enough to meet people along his journey who contributed to his life change.
The first part of the book is devoted to Mathew's rocky childhood, dealing with the abuse, drugs, and fighting that permeated every home he ever had. He then goes into more detail about various experiences when deployed in Iraq, stories that none of who who have never been there will never be able to truly understand.
Every experience that Mathew had in his life helped to shape him. He was smart enough to be able to look for the lessons within both the positive and the negative experiences in his life. He sprinkles his wisdom within his stories and provides a summary at the end. If anything, you should take away from his story that you do have the power to alter your destiny and can learn from whatever life throws at you. Look within yourself and fight to persevere.
I did feel at times that he was rambling a bit, stringing together brief synopses of multiple events. Some of that could conceivably be reworked. But, Matthew is the teller of his story. He tells it the way that he wants to. I got the impression that we were hearing Mathew's unique voice through the entire read. It wasn't filtered through anyone else, just raw and true. Many kudos to him for being brave enough to put his story out there.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
Finding Home was emotional and was a hard read for me. Not because it wasn't good but because of the subject matter. I was actually having a conversation with someone the other day about their childhood and my childhood. Things could have been easier if someone would have stepped in to lift people up instead of making it worse. Like the girl who recently was body slammed by the officer while in her classroom over a cellphone. She had lost her parents and was now in foster care and in a new school. Kids don't always react perfectly, they are children! That is why we as adults need to step in and help and protect them.
This book started out slow but I figured I'd keep with it because it was short. Parts were a bit rambly and I wish an editor went through it another time to smooth it out just a little bit but maybe they kept it that way to lend to the raw and emotional feeling of the book.
Finding Home rubbed some wounds that I thought were closed and seriously tugged at my heart strings. Mathew is amazing, he broke the cycle and took his life into his own hands. The man has been through a lot and I wish I could give him a hug.
Why should you read this book? Because it shows you another side of what is going on in this Country to our children. Because knowing the other side helps us be more compassionate people.
I received a copy for my honest review, no other compensation was received.
Chase shares his life story with readers. From the pain and struggles to the fear and redemption--the author shares a bit of it all with readers in Finding Home. For many of us; the author's story offers a very personal glimpse into the emotions--and the sacrifices of a young soldier--as well as the life circumstances setting him on his path. Chase pulls readers into his life story--and shares completely.
Finding Home holds readers interest and their heartstrings. With a very comfortable and conversational writing style, the author shares his story with his readers. As Chase meanders a bit at times through thoughts and realizations encountered during his life journey; readers will find themselves both interested in his story--and feeling many of the pains of his ups and downs.
Would I recommend Finding Home by Mathew Chase? Finding Home is a story of growth, strength, and life. More than a story of a difficult upbringing and military service; this book is a story of a man finding his path in life. While it was a difficult path--the author builds on those difficulties as he finds his own place in the world--and seeks to come to terms with it all. If you enjoy memoirs--especially those from authors sharing difficult journeys; you will be inspired by Finding Home.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story about finding yourself and overcoming different challenges. Also, a real quick read. Love the book and have read it twice.Published 7 months ago by Robby Reedy
This story is absolutely amazing!!! The author opens up his life to the reader, his thoughts, his personal life. Emotionally built strong. I loved reading this book!! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
WOW!!!! Mathew's story is amazing. The way he explains and describes what he went through in his childhood was breaking my heart. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sue Ann B
This book will tug on your heartstrings. Mathew opens up about his rough childhood and how he became a man while in the Army.
It’s not easy to be an American Soldier. Read more
This is a must read! I read it in about a day and have already passed it along to others. His account of his life is so vivid, I could put myself there. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I don't imagine there are too many memoirs like this one out there. By authoring Finding Home, I believe Chase's intent was to communicate to the world a few main points;... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Scappechio
This is both a story of personal redemption and the sacrifice that the military has gone through in the so called "war on terror". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paul Selge
I was captivated with the story and the writing from start to finish and really admire the author for what he went through and how things have turned out for him. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Josh Weiselberg