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The author believed, “God had to beat me in the head with a two by four until I finally surrendered.” Raised to understand his family’s expectations – the same ones that later weighed on him, when he saw how far he’d wandered off the path, those seeds, planted earlier, helped him find his way back to who he was and from where he had came.
This is one man’s quest to understand his relationship with God – even when alcoholism devoured his mind, body and family. Reading like a 21st century version of the once-controversial novel, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ – complete with teenage angst and alienation, this is a look through the gauze of a family’s history and it’s impact on how it all came together for him to survive.
Growing up in church, there was no tobacco or alcohol. There was plenty of fishing, peach pie, watermelon and homemade ice cream and God – all mixed with New Orleans’ life and music, confusion over Vietnam, the deaths of MLK and RFK, and Richard Nixon’s disgrace, along with sports, sex, drinking and drugs.