- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 8, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781453760628
- ISBN-13: 978-1453760628
- ASIN: 1453760628
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,069,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Memoirs of a Runaway:: A Story of Hope Paperback – March 8, 2008
About the Author
I used to tell people my story until I realized I was only glorifying my life to make myself look better. When I saw the face of a broken hearted father whose 13 year old daughter had run away, I knew it was time to tell my story... the truth. My father died when I was 10, mom remarried a man that was mentally and physically abusive. By age 12, I was running away. By age 17, I had hitchhiked across country several times and driven over 250,000 miles in a semi alone before I even had a drivers license. I continued a life of separation from friends and family, isolation, countless codependant relationships, wondering how many times can I escape death, and did I even care? Hung out at pool halls, bars, and drug dens; whenever I did get caught, I would just run away again. Did every type of drug and drank just to make friends and feel accepted. Dealt drugs, drag raced cars, would suffer physical and sexual abuse, suicide attempts, jail and total separation from God. Today, I own a successful trucking company I run with my wife, Sue. By sharing and relating my story, provide statistics, information, resources and hope to runaways and the parents of... along with a story many can relate with one way or another, this void in my life continues to be filled and my life continues to get better. 'Memoirs of a Runaway' is a story about relationships and reconnecting. Enjoy the journey and please become a Facebook 'fan' of helping runaways... http://www.facebook.com/memoirsofarunaway
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I'm proud that he could write a book, even more appreciate his life and what he has become.
His intent is to help other runaways and give them hope. I see it from a mother's standpoint. If a parent has a basically good adolescent, and continues to forgive and not give up, she just might be rewarded with a loving. spiritual, successful, healthy, wonderful adult. It's all in the book.