This is an autobiography about a man's journey of a life of crime, imprisonment, suffering mental health issues to becoming a respectable author. It was inspired by the London riots that tore through parts of Britain. During the aftermath of the devastating events, many heated debates ensued in Government on how 'broken Britain' had produced a culture of gangs, knife and gun crime, and disaffected youth, all of which was supposedly the product of bad parenting, broken families, lack of family values, few strong models, alcohol, drugs and strained relations between the police and young people. 'Many of the issues raised rang a bell with me' David says. 'In fact I was able to relate to every one of them. I had spent many years suffering with mental health issues leading to alcohol dependency, youth custody, prisons and psychiatric hospitals. But although I was written off by many, I did eventually turn it on its head though writing and education. 'Seven years after going to prison, I was graduating from University with a bachelor's degree in criminology, followed two years later, with a master's degree in social research methods.' And since David has gone on to become a published writer in newspapers, magazines and books.
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David is a reformed criminal turned author who also has a fascination for the paranormal, history and fitness. He is a black belt in martial arts, a freeman of York, an experienced journalist and guest speaker.
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