Broken Like Everybody Else: A Memoir of Trauma and Redemption

Broken Like Everybody Else: A Memoir of Trauma and Redemption

by Jose Del Cueto


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An abused child of Cuban refugees, a drug-dealing teenager, an addict, and an entrepreneur. Jose Del Cueto emerged from the depths of adversity and now struggles with trauma-induced learning disabilities. His journey has taught him the humility, mindfulness, and compassion it takes to be the loving family man he is today.

"Medical research on trauma-induced ADHD predicts a poor outcome in adult life, yet Joe’s story is of hope for millions of people who endured childhood trauma and the learning disabilities or substance abuse derived therefrom.” —Michael J. Marchese, M.D.

“When you sense that something is wrong with you but don’t know what it is, an answer can really help you lead a better life by putting things in perspective. I am grateful to have found my answer.” —Joe Del Cueto

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946005144
Publisher: Hawkeye Publishers
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Jose Del Cueto leads an ongoing mentoring internship program for university and community college students in Central Florida. He is actively involved in child welfare, serving on the board of community-based organizations that are dedicated to serving the adopted and foster children population of Central Florida. For additional information about the author and DMG Solutions, his business development and marketing company, please visit

Table of Contents

1. 59 and Back in College

2. Then to now

3. Tragedy in Puerto Rico

4. From One Hell to Another

5. Survival: Starving Teen to Entrepreneur

6. College and Capitalism

7. Finding Cynthia; My Angel

8. Miami-Bound for a New Life

9. Getting My Foundation in Business

10. Invincible, Until I Wasn’t

11. The Comeback Kid

12. Back to College, Again

13. The Struggle and Diagnosis

14. Bad or Broken?

15. Troubled Ties: Trauma and Learning Disabilities

16. What We Know, and How We Can Help

17. Coping Through Prayer and Meditation

18. Joe’s Five Lessons

19. Give Peace a Chance

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Broken Like Everybody Else: A Memoir of Trauma and Redemption 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read helps to remember that not all kids lived a normal life and to be grateful for what you have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I loved how smooth and easy it was to read without ever feeling like I had to put it down. The stuff we go through in childhood has such long-lasting affects if we don't put a stop to it. This is a great story of overcoming obstacles. I tried ordering a couple more copies as Christmas presents but BN is out of stock.