Clipped Wings, They Do Fly

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This fictional novel tells the story of a young Billy Ray Michaels who's been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorders. The story details the life of Billy, showing how he grows from an adventurous youth to him ending up in court for a crime in which he doesn't remember committing. With over 20 years of collected writings, the author delicately weaves his personal collection of poetry into the mental struggles of Billy Ray. The character's relationship with women especially the dealings with his Psychiatrist...
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Clipped Wings, They Do Fly

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Overview

This fictional novel tells the story of a young Billy Ray Michaels who's been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorders. The story details the life of Billy, showing how he grows from an adventurous youth to him ending up in court for a crime in which he doesn't remember committing. With over 20 years of collected writings, the author delicately weaves his personal collection of poetry into the mental struggles of Billy Ray. The character's relationship with women especially the dealings with his Psychiatrist and his Mother, really allows the reader to understand the emotions built up within Billy's heart and his connection with his pets illustrates his bond and longing for family.
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Editorial Reviews

Coy Brantley-Curry
Mike, I Read the book and found it fascinating and profound. It also had me reflecting on our history as family and friends as I crappled to make connections to the compelling storylines you described as loosely based on your life. I am impressed with your ability to depict known characters with truth, dignity and respect ficticiously to the point that I am not certain which is which. I wish there were more to read! I wlll be returning to Jersey at the beginning of March.
Renee Strong-Lewis
"Clipped Wings, They Do Fly" Great Job Michael!
I must tell you I can not put this book down. The creativity within the powerful graphic design that drape the pages of this book speaks life, love, freedom, destiny...and more books. I am very impressed with your creative talent to engage and capture your reader/audience right away and keep you handing on every word. Your insight to deliver, your unique way of expressing the internal/external emotions of your characters was magnificent.
Renee Douglas
just wanted you to know that i started reading your book on yesterday and i can honestly say im on chapter10 already.. AWSOME BOOK :)ONE should NEVER judge a book by its cover... who would have ever thought you endure such things??? We'll speak more in details @ a later time! Again congrats on the book and on all of your accomplishments in life.. Reading your book as truly givin me inspiration that anything is possible if you believe in yourself enough. Thanks!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468151411
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM MICHAEL BARBEE, is an entrepreneur and artist who believes that all of God's creations are beautiful. Over the past 15 years, he's been able to merge his expertise in business with his innate artistic abilities by developing multiple businesses while staying true to his creativity as an artist. William Michael presently owns and operates six separate companies and affects over thirty plus households weekly. However successful he's been in business, William Michael believes in his principle that the acceptance of failure is the beginning of success. His belief is to, "Live life as if it's your last day, do all you can do for others as long as it doesn't kill you, and to Leave more than you take." As an artist, William has always sought many outlets of expression. Writing has afforded the opportunity to express his craft with the world. This is the first fiction novel that he has written and is in the process of writing his first screenplay for his first movie project.
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  • Posted January 2, 2015

    A fantastic read! The author did a wonderful job of holding the

    A fantastic read! The author did a wonderful job of holding the readers attention in his writing...I read this book in just a couple of days...it made me laugh & cry....the empathy and compassion in the writing added a sense of familiarity to the main character & his illness...very powerful & emotional story. I also loved the insightful poems interspersed throughout the book. A very touching story of one mans journey in a world of mental illness within a world of misunderstanding.

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