God Gave Me Some Bad Advice: Growing Up, Going to War, and Making It in America
Book: God Gave Me Some Bad Advice: Growing Up, Going to War, and Making It in America , by Byron Harmon, ISBN10: 1932841342, ISBN13: 9781932841343, Agate Publishing, September 2008, Paperback
Too often, the stories of many men of color's lives today are full of waste, violence, struggle, and self-destruction. But there are many men who grow up in challenging circumstances, with all odds against them, and still find success. God Gave Me Some Bad Advice tells of one such success story. Byron Harmon is still a young man, not yet 40. His story is a powerful and compelling example of how many of the traditional verities of American life—God, family, country—provide touchstones that can bolster every individual growing up in this country. Today the executive producer of the nation's largest local morning news show on WCBS in New York, and the author of three novels, Byron Harmon looks back to tell his story with warmth, generosity, humor, and grace. God Gave Me Some Bad Advice is a touching coming-of-age story and a breakthrough addition to this rising writer's body of work.
Ann Burns - Library Journal
In this memoir, Harmon (Crabs in a Barrel), a senior executive producer at CNN International, reveals how he followed in his father's footsteps by gambling, smoking, and using drugs but managed to turn his life around and succeed against the odds. He has traveled all over the world and fought for his country, winning combat medals in the first Gulf War.
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