Surviving Life As a Dumbass: It Doesn't Have to be a Life Sentence (Google eBook)

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iUniverse, Oct 9, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography
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Michael E. Webster's story begins in the Navy, where he becomes an aggressive alcoholic, managing to survive a series of episodes that should have been deadly. Still, he manages to graduate from two top Navy schools. After being discharged, Webster returns to his hometown, but he has no plans for the future. Through the help of family members, friends and others, he returns to school and meets future wife Peggy, who supports him through his many relapses into the dark throes of alcoholism. Webster finally realizes he's hit rock bottom, but not until others almost lose their lives. At the age of 33-overweight and out of shape-he joins a Tae Kwon Do school and begins a physically painful journey as he learns how to beat his addiction. For 30 years, Webster has continued his journey, and in the process, he's helped others to change their lives. He teaches martial arts at no cost to those needing discipline in their lives. Join Webster as he battles demons of his own making and journeys down a road to self-improvement in Surviving Life as a Dumbass.
  

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

this should be a great read. Webster is a friend and my former Tae Kwon Do instructor. He is the toughest and craziest man I know. Read full review

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Contents

Three Years Ago
1
One and a Half Years Ago
5
Th e Early Years
8
Th e Lost Years
19
PrototypeNuclear Hell
28
Section 8
35
Po City
47
Section 8Part Two
54
A Summer of Change
100
Starting OverFrom the Middle
106
Real World Experience
116
Gunfight at the IGA
122
AwarenessSeeing the Dumbass in the Mirror
126
Finding the Way of Pain
132
Sins of the Past
137
Making the Move
142

Transient Troubles
57
Check Your Oil?
61
Engine Room Boss
66
Supertanker
69
Round Eyes Again
73
East Coast Again
76
Th e Big E
79
Doing Whatever it Takes
145
Free FallingLearning to Fly
153
Top Gun
160
Getting HigherGoing Faster
166
PRESENT DAY
173
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