Safe Harbor: A Boy's Story

Front Cover
Author House, Apr 6, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages
0 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
16
Chapter Three
25
Chapter Four
31
Chapter Five
39
Chapter Six
46
Chapter Seven
59
Chapter Eight
67
Chapter Eleven
82
Chapter Twelve
88
Chapter Thirteen
104
Chapter Fourteen
114
Chapter Fifteen
119
Chapter Sixteen
127
Chapter Seventeen
135
About The Author
153

Chapter Nine
70
Chapter Ten
77
Back Cover
157
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Bill Reed was too young to be part of the Greatest Generation that fought in World War II.  Today, as their boy contemporary on the home front, he is grateful for the uprooting that took him from coast to coast. It created his lifelong love for America and a deep admiration for the patriotism and dedication to victory shown by those on the home front in those years.  He shares that in the book. Bill settled in Memphis, Tennessee where he and his wife Glenda raised three children.  He graduated from The University of Memphis in 1956 and is now retired after a career as a merchandising executive.  His hobbies are Golf and writing.

Bibliographic information