Journeys by John MalekJourneys by John Malek


byJohn Malek

Paperback | November 7, 2016

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Every journey tells a story and every story has a meaning. Although my life would be filled with adventure, they were not always the escapades one might expect. Faced with the tasks of helping to raise my younger brother by day, the chores of an adult by night, and navigating through the emotional wreckage of a family tormented by psychological demons, I rarely experienced the joy of being a child.

Surviving endless attacks from bullies, the tyranny of parochial school, and abuse from sexual predators, I always believed in hope. Rejected at nearly every turning point in life, I ultimately discovered expectations that forever changed my future. Navigating the tumultuous seas of living, a new world had been revealed—a world filled with promise surpassing my wildest dreams.

The boy once considered stupid, ignorant and insignificant, found love, hope, compassion, and his destiny. Without hope, none of this would have been possible.

Dr. Malek spent his formative years in Albany, New York. Upon completion of his basic college education he began to travel, eventually settling in Nevada, later pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner and psychologist. He holds a Masters degree in Nursing and Doctorate degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Philosophy. His personal and...
Title:JourneysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.47 inPublished:November 7, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1946043656

ISBN - 13:9781946043658


Table of Contents

Table of ContentsIntroduction-1So It Begins-3Childhood -6Change Was Heading Our Way-38Adolescence and Beyond-50High School Follies -69Planning the Future-77Over the Rainbow-83Viva Lost Vegas-104Reflections-112Moments from Home-117My World Grows Smaller-133The Abyss -138The Eagle Has Landed -146Lessons Learned -151Being Myself-160Loss Be Not Proud-169Here and Now-172No Regrets-178Keep It Simple-186Hope Prevails -208