Finding Fish: A Memoir

Paperback | December 18, 2001

byAntwone Q. Fisher

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Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself.

Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born -- first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters.

A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience.

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Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for hi...

Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for hi...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:December 18, 2001Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060007788

ISBN - 13:9780060007782

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little different from the movie A great book, a little different from the movie yet still inspiring.
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imagine... This is a sad memoir of a child, Antwone, who grows up completely in foster care. Although Mr. Fisher had a lonely childhood and lacked in love from others, his enlightened spirit soars in his writing, and the words flow off the page. You'll never think of pancakes in the same way again.
Date published: 2003-06-27

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" Soon to be a major motion picture starring and directed by Denzel Washington, Finding Fish is the memoir of Antwone Fisher's miraculous journey from abandonment and abuse to liberation, manhood, and extraordinary success -- a modern-day Oliver Twist." (African Sun Times)