- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (January 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1419671278
- ISBN-13: 978-1419671272
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,971,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trod the Stony Road: A Young Man's Journey from the Mississippi to the Charles Paperback – January 13, 2010
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I loved this book, If you like non-fiction you will love this story. I just finished this book last night, and once I opened it I couldn't put it down. I was really enlightened by Trod The Stony Road. Mr.West narrative of growing up in East St.Louis and the Westside of Chicago. The story of a young man's struggles, survival, determination and endurance to succeed in life. A touching story as regards to how he grew up to over come economical hardships, violence, failure and the willpower to achieve.
The story being told makes you acknowledge the fact that life should not be wasted, and to live it to the fullest. I believe that this book would be loved by men and women, young and old. In my opinion the story is motivating, inspiring, and spiritual. I have the upmost RESPECT for a man who shares his journey through life with the world, telling his testimony of the good, bad and bittersweet moments through the WILL of GOD to live his purpose.
I Highly Recommend!!
He has opened up and shared his personal life in a positive way; you never know who needs to hear(Spoken so eloquently) those words. Not one time did he disrespect women or use profanity, our children need to hear that it does not take belittlement to get the message across for someone to listen and understand your struggles and you can succeed with love and encouragement. It's not about having all of the "Bling" and the "Benjamin's". Self respect is far greater than those things combined.
Being the mother of a pre-teen, who too lives in the North Lawndale area, I've always wanted more for my child. Great job Mr. West, our children need to hear from someone who has "Trod the stony road" and understand they too can become powerful.
I applaud you Mr. West.