Portrait of a Troubled Child

Portrait of a Troubled Child

by Curtis Michael Girty, Sarah Dawson

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Looking back to 1964, the Girty family appeared to be a typical lower-middle-class Detroit family, with two hardworking parents and three children living in the home. The family went to church every Sunday, sat down together regularly for family dinners, and taught the children to be well-mannered and respectful. However, behind the doors of the Girty household was a pieced-together family with disciplinary tactics that, at age twelve, youngest son Curtis did not like or understand. As a result, he began to use drugs and alcohol as a pacifier to help him both tolerate and escape his family situation. Now, in his compelling and honest memoir, he reveals the powerful story of his struggle through and back from addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972799096
Publisher: C.M.G. Publishing. LLC
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 69
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Curtis Michael Girty is a native Detroiter and the youngest of five boys, whose mother suddenly passed away when he was 3 years old. During his formative years Curtis had some adjustment difficulties which eventually led him to using alcohol and drugs as a means to escape at the tender age of 12. He remained actively addicted for 18 years. At age 30 he entered a rehab program where he learned to deal with the hurdles in his life and he has remained alcohol and drug free over 30 years! His inspiration to write began in 1996 and evolved into his first book, "Ebony Pearls of Wisdom" which is a poetry book he self-published in 2003, inspired by his life experiences. His second and current book, "Portrait of a Troubled Child" is his memoir in which he openly shares the story of his troubled youth and his poor life choices, leading him to the lowest point of his life. He credits his faith in God as having guided him in his recovery. In addition to writing Curtis enjoys bowling, billiards, scratch baking and collecting movies and music. More than anything he enjoys the ability God has given him to connect with and influence young people. He has been involved in several mentoring groups within the community and at his church.

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Latreeva Rush More than 1 year ago
"Portrait of a Troubled Child" is a treat for anyone exhausted in attempting to transform disaster into triumph. One of the best books I have EVER read. If you in doubt how one's life can change for the better, purchase and read this book and I guarantee it will change your entire being. If you have a troubled child or troubled yourself I encourage you to read this book and purchase extra copy for your love one, your neighbor, co-worker and etc. it would be such a awesome gift and blessing.