The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being. From the age of four David was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother. He didn't understand, but he didn't have a choice. Then one day it got much worse: his stepfather turned on him, too. The beatings always started when his mother left the house. But if the violence was terrible the betrayal was even more shattering: David's mother knew but did nothing to stop it. As the nightmare of his life grew worse, David turned to petty crime. For the first time he felt powerful and in control. But deep down he knew it would destroy him. Then, one night, he saw a programme on TV that changed everything. It sparked the life-long passion that would free him from his past and make his future worth living for. A heartbreaking story of abuse, betrayal and ultimate redemption.
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David Thomas is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. He strongly believes that everyone can choose their own path through life, irrespective of the past, and that we can achieve whatever we want. Richard and Judy, Oprah Winfrey, Blue Peter and This Morning have all invited him to speak on their shows. He lives in Yorkshire and the US.Review:
'David Thomas has one of the most powerful and intriguing minds in the country.' The Daily Mail 'This book is one of the most harrowing I've ever read, but because of the way David turns his life around it is also inspirational' The Sun
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