by Michael A. Bostick
This book is about things that have been on my mind for a long time. Some of the passages are about my life — things I wish someone would have told me before I reached adulthood. A lot of what is being said is just life experiences, my feelings, and looking at the world and wanting a lot of the madness to stop.
It also is about taking responsibility for my race and culture — some of the things that should be brought to the attention of our young and so-called mentors. I am just an everyday guy who is starting to find his voice and passion for life, and I am beginning to see what love and manhood is all about.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Michael A. Bostick and I was born on January 16th, 1961, in The Bronx, New York. I lost my mother and father at the ages of 6 and 7 respectively by the hands of violence. I am the oldest of three and since I was raised in Jersey City by my grandparents in a dysfunctional environment, this sets the tone in my struggle to find myself.
I moved to Poughkeepsie, New York, at the age of 11. I did well in sports and school and became the Vice-President of my Senior Class in 1978. I’m a Naval Veteran and father of three and received a Degree in Micro-computer Systems Management.
I had the misfortune of repeating my past by living the dysfunctional life only to triumph with the blessing of three beautiful children. Now, I am able to hold my head up and be called “a man.”
I currently reside in Menands, New York and coach the 7th and 8th grade boy’s basketball team, while holding a position as a Network Support/Analyst II technician.
"Thank you, it is a wonderful book. Congratulations!" --Cornel West
(Cornel West is the recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees and a National Book Award. He is a longtime member of the Democratic Socialists of America, for which he now serves as Honorary Chair. He is also a co-chair of the Tikkun Community and the Network of Spiritual Progressives and a board member of the International Bridges to Justice, among others.)
(2007, paperback, 40 pages)
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