Finding Fish: A Memoir

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages

Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself.

Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born -- first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters.

A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience.

 

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Listening to my friends despair of making a difference in the lives of their foster kids, I find it hopeful to read of one boy who managed to change his life around, who remembers the small acts of ... Read full review

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Phenomenal read! Saw it on a bunch of book club lists years ago and just got around to reading it. Set in Cleveland...definately worth a read. It's a memoir that was made into a movie... Read full review

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Contents

One 1959 to 1964
33
Two 1965 to 1969
61
Three 1969 to 1972
101
Four 1973 to 1976
149
THE RAIN THAT FALLS
211
Five 1976 to 1977
213
Six 1977
243
MAN OF THE WORLD
263
Seven 1977 to 1992
265
Eight 1992
301
FINDING FISH
327
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
341
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About the author (2009)

Antwone Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestseller Finding Fish. He is also the screenwriter of the film Antwone Fisher, based on his life and directed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. Fisher lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.

Mim Eichler Rivas is the author of the acclaimed Beautiful Jim Key, as well as the coauthor of more than eighteen books, including The Pursuit of Happyness and Finding Fish with Antwone Fisher.