Killing Daddy by Gerald Freeman

Kill Daddy (Life) (Volume 2) - mr Gerald Freeman

Kill Daddy by Gerald Freeman

Killing Daddy is a thought-provoking journey taken with the author as he attempts to pull his life together after hitting another wall trying to figure out why he had not gotten past the abuse, drugs, and negative relationships with family. He ran away from home at age 15 at his mother's request, and burned bridges with his friends over the years because of drug use. He finally decides to take himself out of that whole lifestyle, into a totally different culture, learning new languages, learning to live on the same poverty level as many of those he met while in Africa. The resolve of the author to immerse himself into a totally different lifestyle, alone, and leave the touristy attitude at home in Portugal, I felt, was a gutsy move. The author does not get flowery with his language, nor does he romanticize he trip thru Africa. He expresses his emotions simply as they are, and moves on, one day at a time until he learns who he is, what he is capable of, and accepts himself as a whole person. His determination to heal himself as well as accept the various people and culture he came to know, and then share it with the rest of the world, gives the reader greater appreciation for not only his journey, but for those simple pleasures that the rest of us take for granted. I would definitely recommend this book to others. ***This book was a promotional copy received through Goodreads Giveaways****