Orphan: A True Story of Abandonment, Abuse, and Redemption

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Lulu.com, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 219 pages
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Roger Dean Kiser, Sr., was raised by the Children's Home Society, a Florida orphanage, and then was passed on to the Florida School for Boys at Marianna. The dramatic true account of the abuse he suffered under the care of professionals will change how people view the juvenile justice system. His childhood was filled with a mixture of physical, mental, and sexual abuse that would have left a lesser man wishing for death, yet Kiser is grateful for simply being alive. This poignant moving story is true, sharp, and motivational and it will deeply affect the hearts and minds of all who read it.

Chronicling his life through the eyes of the child he once was, Roger Dean Kiser takes readers on an unforgettable journey as he recounts his childhood with a wide-eyed innocence that illustrates the resiliency of the human spirit.


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User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

I really should stick to fiction -- it is very depressing to read what human beings can do to fellow human beings. Read full review

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User Review  - Westphire - Goodreads

Heartbreaking to think anybody could do these things to any child. I read the whole book in a matter of hours. Makes one appriciate the love of your parents. Read full review


Table of Contents
A Million Dollar Movie
One Naked Orphan
That Big Yellow Bus
An Orphan Christmas Tree
All Alone
Khaki Short Pants
Trix are not for Kids
The Gift
An Orange Crush
Hungry for Diamonds
The Zoo

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About the author (2001)

Roger Dean Kiser is a Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor and respected author whose stories take you into the heart of a child abandoned by his family and abused by the system responsible for his care. Through his stories, he relives the sadness and cruelty of growing up as an orphan in the early 1950s. Today, he lives in Brunswick, Georgia, with his wife, Judy.

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