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You Can Sleep In Your Car But You Can't Drive Your House To Work [Kindle Edition]

Sutton Parks
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

#1 on Kindle! How I overcame depression, foreclosure, addiction and homelessness by expressing gratitude.

In 2004 his house was foreclosed on. After the county Sheriff moved him out he started sleeping in his car at a local truck stop parking lot. Jobless, depressed, broke and addicted to alcohol, Sutton shares how he changed his thinking and actions, which changed his life. You will laugh and cry at the situations he found himself in.

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About the Author

Sutton Parks is an accomplished musician, composer and singer/songwriter who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. He speaks with passion to audiences on the subjects of recovery, gratitude and possibility thinking. This is his first book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ragpicker Publishing (January 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006X812AA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #868,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gratitude makes a difference! January 14, 2012
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You'll realize how much you do have after reading Sutton's story. From living in his car and having almost nothing to his name he was still able to express gratitude.
It starts off pretty hopeless for him, but when gratitude is added everything starts to change.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By David
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I enjoyed this book very much. The struggles of a man going from a life of drinking and addiction, hitting rock bottom with the loss of everything of material value, to a rebirth, transformation and a life of personal responsibility. The story is very up lifting and well written, it will keep you turning page after page. It left me hoping there will be a second book so I can see how Sutton has continued on with his life.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Overcome depression January 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book changed my life... I have been diagnosedwith depression and bipolar for over 10 years,..Through the application of the principles in Suttons book I have begun to finally turn the corner.. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to improve their quality of life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest, Compelling, Redemptive January 13, 2012
You Can Sleep In Your Car, But You Can't Drive Your House To Work is a true story of a man who overcame the tough consequences of several poor choices he had made earlier in life. Sutton Parks gives a no-holds-barred account of his life that was full of potential but went south pretty quickly after he allowed his temper and his addiction to dictate his decision making.

The reader can actually feel what it must have been like to have a comfortable lifestyle, and then become jobless, go into foreclosure, lose your home and be forced to make it day by day the best way you can without the comfort and security of an income or a residence. Sutton is skillful in painting a picture of going through his lowest lows, and also in guiding the reader along his path to redemption.

The book is a short read and easy to take in all at once. The book contains some profanity peppered throughout. However, profanity was not used to a gratuitous extent, as it served only to take the reader along on the journey which Sutton himself traveled. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am grateful for Sutton so candidly sharing his story.

(Disclosure: Although I have not met Sutton in person, we have developed something of a friendship over the past several months through an online writer's community to which we both belong. This honest review is based on the ebook that preceeded this publication.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time December 9, 2012
By Tomco
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Title is all wrong, should be How I found God !
If you are not into God , don't waste your time
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Your Time and Money! January 12, 2012
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Sutton Parks is doing a lot better today than he was a few years ago. This is a true success story, not because he's now a millionaire (he's not...yet!).

It's a true success story because it's TRUE and because Sutton has overcome the habits that drove him into failure and nearly death. More importantly, he walks you through his recovery and victory using techniques that anyone can use to live a better life.

This is a very personal story and Sutton does a remarkable job of sharing very intimate details with a unique storytelling style that sucks you into his world immediately. It was very hard to put down!

(Note: Sutton is a new friend of mine who I've met once and he gave me an autographed copy of his book, yet I didn't know more than 1% of the content at the time. I now want to know him better!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think Your Life is Bad? Think Again! March 16, 2012
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A quick but awesome read. Sutton tells his story of overcoming alcoholism, homelessness, and job loss in gripping detail. He made me feel like I was alongside him for his journey.

Throughout the story, there is always a sense of hope that things will get better. With time and determination, Sutton shows what you can do when you put your mind to it.

Sutton's book is an encouragement to those going through tough times. It was easy to read, flowed well, and provided insight into what it is like to be down and out. If you're struggling or know someone who is, this would be a great book to have them read. I believe it could change their life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not funny December 5, 2012
By Jenny
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I didn't find any of the writing very funny and it just came across to me as someone "telling their story" but the writing didn't have anything in it to keep it interesting. Nothing really jumped out and grabbed me. My oldest brother died of cardiac arrest due to his alcoholism so I am always interested in hearing others experiences but I just couldn't get into this. I couldn't even finish it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting
Could relate to some things as I have a friend who went through some of this.. very good feeling for the happy ending
Published 6 days ago by Sheila Ciechoski
5.0 out of 5 stars Alcoholic to homeless to functioning human being
This is an amazing story of someone pulling themselves out of depression and a list of poor choices. Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Hoffman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story! Thank you Sutton for your story of how you turned your...
Thank you Sutton for your very inspirational story. Your advice has really helped me write my first book which has now turned into 3 books. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Life Lessons
I found this to be a good book to teach life lessons. He was down and out, but came back the hard way. Perseverance became his own daily struggle. Read more
Published 15 months ago by C. Myers
I actually enjoyed reading this story at times. The author is very honest and candid in his sharing of life as he felt into the mire of drugs and booze. Read more
Published 16 months ago by THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF
4.0 out of 5 stars Perspective changer
I bought this book directly from Sutton when I met him at a live event hosted by Dan Miller. He radiated optimism and never stopped smiling. Read more
Published 16 months ago by LouAnn Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money and time to read.
Full of very helpful quotes throughout the book like the African proverb - "When you pray, move your feet." Another one was referring to a coincidence as a coinci-God. Read more
Published 16 months ago by TreyTLH
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing
This book changed my life. Thank you Sutton Parks! Interesting story of how someone dramatically changed his life. Rock bottom is not the end. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Royal
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Inspirational...easy read
It was a fairly inspirational story about an alcoholic that turned his life around. He told a great story about his life, but I just wished he dove deeper into the HOW he was able... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Craig C
4.0 out of 5 stars Learn Something About Yourself
The part I liked best about this book was that the author is totally honest about his role in where he ended up, both good and bad. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Kathryn Lehan
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