Only Mortals Can Be Heroes is a true story about a young boy, Adam Weaver, who experiences the pleasures and pains of the drug culture. Adam started drugging at the age of 12 because he wanted to fit in with his peers. After marijuana and beer came Ritalin, oxycontin, ecstasy, LSD, uppers, downers, cocaine, heroin, and everything in between. Adam's story is punctuated with a cocaine overdose when he was 16 and a heroin overdose a few years later. The book winds its way around themes of low self-esteem, the insecurity of being adopted, the power of addiction, support of family when none should be expected, incidents of tough love, life on the street, beatings by drug dealers, treatment, relapse, more treatment, and at last hope but no guarantees. Only Mortals Can Be Heroes transforms the reader by standing him in Adam's shoes and inviting him to wrap his arms around Adam to love and protect him.
|Publisher:||Cambria Creations, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
David J. Weaver is a graduate of Lafayette College and Duquesne University School of Law. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. He is a former special agent of the FBI. Mr. Weaver is a practicing trial attorney and criminal defense lawyer and has represented hundreds of criminal defendants charged with drug related crimes in both the Federal and State Courts. He is uniquely qualified to tell Adam's storybecause he lived it. Mr. Weaver has mastered the art of storytelling, learned from his experience and training as a trial attorney, and has applied these principles to write this easy-to-read work of creative nonfiction.