Informally Educated: True Tale of Child Abuse, Survival and Murder

Informally Educated: True Tale of Child Abuse, Survival and Murder

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by Kennesaw Taylor
     
 

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Kennesaw Taylor was born in Milledgeville Georgia in 1960. While on vacation in 1967 his mother met Jack Cooper, who was a small time player in the Dixie Mafia. She packed up her four children and ran into the night with what she thought was her Knight in shinning armor. What followed was a six year long odyssey of lies, deceit, criminal activities, extreme abuse,…  See more details below

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Kennesaw Taylor was born in Milledgeville Georgia in 1960. While on vacation in 1967 his mother met Jack Cooper, who was a small time player in the Dixie Mafia. She packed up her four children and ran into the night with what she thought was her Knight in shinning armor. What followed was a six year long odyssey of lies, deceit, criminal activities, extreme abuse, violence and in the end murder. The children were denied their education and childhood, spending the entire time moving in the middle of the night every few months. Informally Educated is the story of that time.

Editorial Reviews

WSAV3 Savannah Ga - Kim Gusby
An amazing story about overcoming tremendous obstacles, including abuse.
The Union Recorder Milledgeville Ga - Jonathan Jackson
The road that led Kennesaw Taylor back to Milledgeville was marked with a non-existent childhood, a madman and murder.
The early morning crew 99WDEN Macon Ga. - Laura Starling
A horrific story, not a horror story. A good book, not a happy book. I’m amazed he lived through all this.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012624338
Publisher:
Lemon Press LLC
Publication date:
02/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
336,448
File size:
250 KB

Meet the Author

Kennesaw joined the U.S.Navy and continued to move, only his range expanded worldwide. At the age of 21 he returned home. Although he was able to break the cycle of abuse he was raised in, he’s never quite broken the cycle that pulls him up, to move on, often.
“In my experience forever only happens in fairy tails” Kennesaw says. After being married to a wonderful woman for 27 years, who followed him always as he was forced to continue this vagabond lifestyle, he has once again returned to wandering the world. Traveling the country to promote Informally Educated and to try to raise awareness about the abuse and domestic violence he endured during his childhood. Trying to save one child or woman from what he went through, trying to help others break the cycle of abuse they are trapped in.
Kennesaw is also a humor columnist for several small papers. Follow Kennesaw on kennesawtaylor.com or on facebook.

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Informally Educated 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Liss_Thomas More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of heart: heart wrenching, heart stopping, heart pounding, heart warming, heart breaking. I bought this book at the author's first speaking engagement. Kennesaw is a down to earth, normal guy with a humor and wit that tempers the horror revealed in this book. Engaging and raw, the story will make you cry, laugh, wince and most importantly, THINK.
GinnyMay More than 1 year ago
First, I would like to commend the author for giving resources to report child abuse and ways to help victims of child abuse at the end of the book. This rather Dickensian tale contained many philosophical truths. It definitely had my interest from beginning to end. My only gripes with it were that I really don't want to hear about the sexual fantasies of a child, and the editing was horrid. Really, could I become a proofreader for Nook Books? I know I could proofread better than whoever does it for this guy. Really, Navel instead of Naval? That's just one example. Still, a good value at 99c.
jofick More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a real emotional roller-coaster ....I couldn't put it down. I still have images in my head...but I don't think I would have been strong enough to live thru what this boy did..He learned what NOT to do to others.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GOOD book to read i lv it but it is sad who would do that to thoses kids ? I think it was abiut the kids i can't remeber its been long time since i read this story! This authir wrote a good book it made me cry when read it it will make people cry recomened to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written....very sad..must be the name Jack my mom was married to a monster named Jack, enough said .... Bn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book, well written
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This novel is written from a unique perspective. Growing up without much formal education, the author gives you a very real perspective of his life growing up. This novel is a fast read with details that are strong and vivid without being unbearable. A true story of overcoming awful circumstances.
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Bookworm007RH More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for a book to read, a good book to read. My intrest in reading has just began, and i dont know my reading style yet. Is this a good book to read???