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Take Me Home [Kindle Edition]

Richard A. Custer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A successful black executive working for one of America's fortune 500 corporations happens to listen to a song while in his office. The song has a haunting effect over him that ultimately motivates him to commit a failed suicide attempt. He's asked to check himself into a mental clinic for a 30 day observation.

Take Me Home DELVES into the world of Michael Gabriel, a seemingly jubilant, carefree guy whose life goes through a dramatic chain of events as he does battle with the ghosts from his past. Ghosts who have come back with a vengeance. Enter Katherine Francis, his psychiatrist and once former high school class mate who feels partially responsible for Michael's damaged mental state.

Take Me Home takes the reader on a journey that most individuals would rather not face, nor discuss openly amongst others -- Mental Illness. I've been moved to show this is a disease that doesn't discriminate on the basis of gender, age or race.

Find out the answer to this haunting question: How do you find your way home if you don't remember where it is?

My approach to writing Take Me Home is unique as the title of each chapter are actual songs from artist like Phil Collins, Sting, Janet Jackson, etc. I want the reader to listen to each song while they read each chapter to get a full experience into the mindset of the lead character.

Product Details

  • File Size: 203 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,282,038 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars suicide attempt April 4, 2011
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This was different to read, even the writing style was different but still a good read from a young man's eyes from his suicide attempt to his time in the mental ward. I did read it all in one sitting as I wanted to know what happened next.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read March 30, 2011
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Excellent, enjoyable read. Deals with one man's struggle with attempted suicide and his journey through inpatient treatment. Custer's style of writing brings the characters to life and into your heart. It shows that depression/suicide knows no age, gender, or skin color. That treatment is there to help, but can not solve your problems, you have to do it for yourself. And that we are loved even when we think we are not.
At the end of the book you are left wanting more. I hope he writes a sequel so readers can continue taking the journey with Micheal. I also hope this book gets to publishing in hard copy so it can reach out and touch even more people, and be used as a tool to help others.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take Me Home again and again March 11, 2011
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What a beautiful read for anyone wanting a book about the inner turmoil some people struggle with and finding a light at the end of the tunnel. The first chapter had me captivated and I couldn't put the book down. The characters are so intriguing and you can't help but care about them and want to know more of what has brought them to where they are. Just wish the book was longer as I didn't want it to end when it did. LOVED IT :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful May 18, 2011
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I have never read a book on this subject before and I was throughly engaged and learned so very much. I am looking forward to your next book, thank you once again. Good luck in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read March 13, 2014
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Recently in the past several months I bought this for my kindle on the suggestion of a friend. Being an author myself it sometimes takes me time to get to reading an entire piece as I have an extremely busy work schedule. This was well worth the time I put into it, which I feel is an extremely important note when I choose something to read, it has to be worth the time I am taking out of my day to put into it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put it down January 29, 2014
By Theresa
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Really enjoyed the book...took me two days to read but I did not want to put the book down. Love how the author has a song for each chaper. Very moving story, great writing and an easy read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good message October 26, 2013
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This was a different read for me. I have never read a book on this topic before, and I am glad that I did. The story was choppy at times, and lack quotations where needed, but overall the message of the book was good. After I got an understanding of the author's style, I could grasp more of his message. Michael's story and what the psychologist told him in the end, I loved. The other characters in the book also had great stories. In life we never know what another person is going through until we walk in their shoes. I wanted to know more about Michael and how is life changed after this experience. Did he find the love he has been looking for and more? Well this book was good, I enjoyed learning about the characters. The character story that hit me was Robert's story. I know that it happens a lot, but it was a first for me reading and experiencing this man's tragedy through his story, well done Author Richard Custer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read! February 7, 2013
By Menda
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I loved this book and recommend it as a must read! Having some of the same problems, I felt drawn to the main character of the book and his journey. It is a terrific!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some important lessons
This short book illuminates a couple of very important life-lessons. First, even though we may be different skin colors, genders, and socio-economic backgrounds... Read more
Published on October 18, 2012 by lisaintime
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book was extremely easy to read. Each chapter kept your interest to keep reading on to find out what happens next. The story was very real to today's society. Read more
Published on May 16, 2012 by Lasha L Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I have never written a review before but I would highly recommend reading this book. From beginning to end I could not stop until I had read it all. Read more
Published on April 19, 2012 by Mary T
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart warming story of one man's struggles with addiction
Take me home was an interesting read that had me hooked from the first chapter. Although it was a simple read, I found myself feeling drawn into the story. Read more
Published on February 16, 2012 by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Refreshing
This is a great short read, under a 100 pages. The writing is definitely influenced by the melodies he listens to. Read more
Published on January 30, 2012 by Lover of Art
1.0 out of 5 stars Let down!
After all of the positive reviews, really expected a good read. . .didn't get it! Poorly edited, choppy delivery, weak story. Read more
Published on November 9, 2011 by fly girl
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good read!
I attempted to read this book twice and could not. It couldn't keep my attention. It is so bad I will not even loan it to a friend.
Published on July 18, 2011 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars An honest book about dealing and overcoming our most primal fears.
I really enjoy the concept and the author's style of writing. The characters and the story-line was so engaging that I found myself reading half the book in just one setting! Read more
Published on June 18, 2011 by andre murray
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More About the Author

I'm a 47 year old African-American, Chicagoan who loves my city very much! I've been writing since the age of nine and in 2005, I had to reinvent myself and find another career due to a nagging back problem. Writing was always a hobby in my mind and here was a chance to live out a life long dream of becoming an author. I have this saying: my disability doesn't define me, my writing does that very well!

My friend author Joshua Graham once told me: "Don't ever let anyone or anything discourage you. Keep writing and keep getting the word out. It's a marathon rather than a sprint."

I love to cook, watch movies, attend cultural events, & theatre. I also enjoy exploring different culture and their cuisine.

I love Japanese, especially sushi. I also love Mexican, Creole and Italian. But some of my comfort foods would be Mac & Cheese, Fried Chicken wings and anything that has Blueberries.

Smallville, Leverage, Supernatural, Hawthorne, Nitkita, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Being Human are my favorite shows.

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