Damaged Goods: A True Story of Adoption, Music, People and Choices

Damaged Goods: A True Story of Adoption, Music, People and Choices

by Julian Wolfendale


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Damaged Goods: A True Story of Adoption, Music, People and Choices by Julian Wolfendale

The true story of one little boy's journey along a fractured path to adulthood, accompanied by the music and people that filled his life.

Charting his course through this adoption story, from a respectable childhood that wasn't really his, we journey with the author through years of teenage rebellion, heartbreak and broken dreams. Having made some bad choices, including an attraction to drugs and trouble, we watch as his life continues to unfold and unravel through marriage, fatherhood and divorce.

In a search for answers, he traces his natural parents and discovers that his father is a 60's icon.

Whilst some parts of the puzzle fall into place, others are lost forever and he finally decides to find his own way of living, peacefully and happily, in spite of it all.

With music and topical references from the 60s, the 70s and the 80s; an insider's view of what it was like to be a punk in the UK punk scene; a festival goer at Glastonbury in the days before police and fences, and a host of the parties that spawned rave; this real life story will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and send you running for your record collection.

It will also take you on a journey that will make you laugh, cry and be glad that it wasn't yours and serve as a reminder of the fact that that elusive thing we call happiness is within our own reach and that, in the end, we are all responsible for our own destinies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463691516
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

I was born in England in 1964 and grew up through the 60s, the 70s, the 80s and the 90s.

Adopted at birth I became a square peg in a round hole, trying to fit in to a life that wasn't mine.

To say I was a troubled adolescent would be an understatement and I finally ran off to join the circus of life. Fantastical times and characters followed, but there were no happy endings to be found in the world of drugs, trouble and music that I joined.

Eventually, after seeing too many burnouts, I chose a different life and straightened out.

The straight and narrow included marriage and children and was a strange place for me, soon complicated by discovering that my real father was a legendary 60's rock star, who was still very much alive and kicking.

Things once again got very chaotic for a few years, with divorce, bad times and choices throwing me off kilter and in all sorts of directions.

Finally I found my own way to live a peaceful and happy life in spite of it all and my book, Damaged Goods, is the story of my life and the people, music and choices that made it possible to write.

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