Broken Child Mended Man by Starks AdamBroken Child Mended Man by Starks Adam

Broken Child Mended Man

byStarks Adam

Paperback | December 15, 2014

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Broken Child Mended Man is a remarkably compelling memoir touching on childhood neglect, years in foster care and overcoming the odds to graduate college. Highlighting the emotional and psychological ups and downs during his formative years, Adam Starks manages to reveal human resilience in its most authentic form. Through a life of trial and error, the author displays bountiful courage by achieving life's milestones without a role model. Broken Child Mended Man is one of this year's best surprises for reader's from every walk of life. This book is for anyone having trouble with their current circumstances or just looking for ways to support the broken souls within their community. The surprisingly positive message throughout the book will help any reader establish solid footing as they seek purpose and the will to persevere through life's hardships.

Title:Broken Child Mended ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.86 inPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Adam StarksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634522907

ISBN - 13:9781634522908


Table of Contents

Author's PrefaceSection One: Hard-Knock Origins Chapter One: California Born Chapter Two: Virginia RaisedSection Two: It Takes a Village...and Then Some! Chapter Three: White Foster Chapter Four: Black Foster Chapter Five: Swift AwakeningChapter Six: Trial by FireChapter Seven: Sporting Chance Chapter Eight: Lord Willin'Section Three: College IS For People with My Type of Background Chapter Nine: Lessons in GrippingChapter Ten: Coming of Age Chapter Eleven: Out-of-Body ExperimentChapter Twelve: Lost in TransitionChapter Thirteen: Toward Self-ActualizationAuthor's Afterword

Editorial Reviews

Five-Star Review"As I read the first pages of this book, I assumed that it was going to be simply an autobiography of a young man raised in an impoverished home who made something of himself by diligence and effort. And it is that, but it is also much more. As I got deeper into the author's sparse, matter-of-fact prose, I realized that it is a profound insight into the life of a profoundly neglected child. As I finished the work, I was almost stunned at the doorway it gives into the desperate lives of so many. I think the book is destined to become a classic. It should be read by every school teacher and by all teenagers who complain because their parents will not give them the latest iPhone. It is a tale of abuse, yet clearly not written to beg for pity or to shame anyone. Indeed, there is a remarkable lack of rancor. Rather, it unveils a world that should not exist, but clearly does, and the impact on the reader is profound. Certainly, the inspiring achievements of the author should give hope to anyone in similar circumstances. It is not an easy book to read, but the rewards for doing so are great."Jim Foxy