Safe Harbor: A Boy's Story
Safe Harbor A Boy's Story is a memoir of a lonely boy growing up in a dysfunctional family during World War II and the struggle to find his way as a teen and young man in the fifties. Set during World War II and the early fifties, Safe Harbor a Boy's Story chromicles my struggle as a lonely boy in a dysfunctional family. It began as a memoir for my children, but when completed, I realized it was much more than that. Its about victory over abuse, not physical, as in "A Child called It" and "This Boy's Life" or an odd family's love in "The Glass Castle." It's about emotional abuse...the worst kind. Children don't choose their parents or status. Some find nurturing parents. Some don't. Some resist or run away. I was trapped. Dad's drunken sprees, constant moving, arguing by parents in a loveless marriage, and mind games played at their children's expense, all seemed normal to me. My story is about surviving in such a family and sharing the examples and results of life lessons learned, hoping to encourage others when all seems lost.
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