Vignettes of many colorful characters will cause you to laugh or cry, but most of all it chronicles some events of what one might call his "hoodlum days", to a reversal of his behavior and entrance into a monastic life, and his experiences therein. After seven years as a friar, a change of heart and disillusionment brought him back to the old neighborhood but not his old ways. Having to start over, he set his sights on becoming a medical doctor. These personal stories take the reader with him and his family from New York to Europe to California and to Texas.
In a style reminiscent of Mark Twain, the author writes of the experiences of his "three lives" which will entertain, amuse, enlighten, and inspire.