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Prove Them Wrong: Defying All Odds, How a Triplet Survived a Chicago Gang and Graduated From the U.S. Naval Academy by [Dre Evans]

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"Evans' prose is engaging and often quite poetic. A well-told coming-of-age memoir about discipline, drive, and self-respect."
Kirkus Reviews
Dre's story is compelling and inspiring to anyone who was told they couldn't be someone. What he was able to overcome and how he has been able to lead teams at the highest of levels is truly inspiring. I was able to have Dre on my Podcast The Headstrong Podcast and he talked about writing a book. Its so amazing to see it here now and all the success its having! A MUST READ!!! Buy for your sons, your brothers, your nephews, your friends and anyone who needs to here a complex but motivating story.

Danielle Mills, Podcast Host & Author ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The author has a way of writing that pulls the reader into the scenes he paints, to feel the emotions and visualize every aspect of the scenarios written about. At the same time as being pulled in, the reader is left captivated and turning the pages without realizing how much they've read!
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The book is raw and compelling, and I couldn't put it down. Dre's writing style is engaging and honest, and he offers a fresh perspective on how to take your potential to the next level. I particularly appreciated his challenge to the stigma surrounding the word "gang," as it offers a new way to view and understand the experiences of those who have been involved in gangs.
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Prove Them Wrong is more than just a memoir; it's a guide to overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams. Dre shares his experiences and insights on how to fight through a lack of motivation, gain self-discipline, heal from traumas, and understand your purpose. His story is a testament to the power of resilience and determination, and it left me feeling motivated to pursue my own goals. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for inspiration and guidance on how to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams. Dre Evans' story is truly inspiring, and his insights on personal growth and development are invaluable.
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I love how he was able to articulate and Speak to the soul. I was able to resonate and identify with the writer his words spoke to me like poetry. I had to make a great effort to pace myself when reading this book. Even with that said, I read 80 pages on the first day and ultimately still finished this book in a few days. Even when forcing myself to take a break, I still couldn't pace myself enough simply because I just couldn't put the book down once I picked it up and started reading. It is truly a fascinating story and he didn't miss a beat.
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

If you feel you've struggled with adversity, this memoir will absolutely have you come out the other side of it feeling motivated and inspired to conquer anything. It's raw, it's real, and it makes you re-think a lot of things in your life. Well written!
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Prove Them Wrong is a powerful and inspiring memoir that deserves every bit of its five-star rating. This book is not only a page-turner but also a wake-up call for those who want to take action in their lives.
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This book for me is raw, page-turning memoir that will breathe life into you. - Like watching a Marvel movie, it makes you feel like a superhero, placing yourself in the shoes of the character and believing that you too can accomplish more in life than what you thought was possible.
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

If you ever had doubts about yourself or felt that your situation or circumstances prevents you from living your best life, I think you should read this book. I found this read inspiring, encouraging, and also informative in that I learned a lot on how to overcome difficult circumstances in order to succeed, while not dwelling in failures.
Amazon Customer ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

One of the most inspirational books I have read! There are lessons about grit, humility and survival that he tells with passion, humor, and wisdom. An almost unbelievable story about the power of the human spirit. Love this book. 
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About the Author

Dre Evans is a distinguished graduate from the US Naval Academy with a BS in naval architecture and marine engineering. He's a Harry S. Truman Scholar, an MIT Lincoln Lab fellow, and an Air Force Institute of Technology fellow. 

Dre is one of the first Black Plebe Summer Regimental Commanders in USNA history and has served in the Naval Nuclear Power School, the Pentagon, and aboard multiple naval warships.

Today, he's an entrepreneur, podcast host, and public speaker. He shares his experience with violence, real estate, and leadership to inspire people across all cultural backgrounds. He can be reached at or on all social media platforms @drmultifamily.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BKTV2PGF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lioncrest Publishing (November 29, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 29, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6669 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 466 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1544536968
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 4.8 out of 5 stars 156 ratings

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Wall Street Journal and International Best Selling Author Dre Evans joined a gang on the South Side of Chicago at the age of 12. But one terrifying moment, with bullets flying past his head in an attempt to kill him, he had to decide: was his desire to belong and find reputation in the streets worth dying for? What happened next shocked the city and made history.

In 2016 Dre graduated from the U.S Naval Academy at the top of his class with a degree in Engineering and became an MIT Fellow and President Truman Scholar.

He is the CEO of “That’s My Property,” an investment firm that owns over 98 apartment units valued above $13M. He is also the host of the #1 real estate meetup in San Diego called "Opportunity Knocks" and the host of the "Multifamily By the Slice" real estate podcast.

When he is not analyzing real estate deals or writing in a coffee shop, Dre spends most of his time reading, engaging in outreach within the community, or working out. His dream is to teach more kids and young adults about the importance of financial literacy and the power of books.

He is tall for no reason, and you can always find him with a protein shake nearby. Travel with Dre on all his adventures and learn tips on investing and motivation here:

@drmultifamily on all social media platforms

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