Just because you grow up and do bad things, doesn't mean you were brought up that way. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in a story about over coming desperation, achieving personal transformation and the wisdom gained from a life of trials and triumphs.
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Slave to the Dream: Forever in Pursuit based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite Very few people are lucky enough to live a life that is free from struggle, a life that runs smoothly, where everything goes right and nothing can go wrong. Gaylan D Wright had no such luck in his life. He lived his life as he saw fit, getting into scrapes (don’t all teenagers?) and was forever in trouble with his parents. That led to trouble with the law, but one day he woke up, he smelled the coffee and he grew up. It didn’t take long, only 30 years or so, but he suddenly realized that he did have a life to look forward to, that life was for the living and the American dream was there for anyone prepared to focus on it. Gaylan D Wright opens his soul and bares all, telling readers how his choices shaped his life in Slave to the Dream: Forever in Pursuit. Slave to the Dream: Forever in Pursuit by Gaylan D Wright is a good read. It’s the kind of story that everyone talks about writing but few actually do. And it’s the type of book that makes you sit back and reflect on your own life, thinking about the choices you made and whether they were the right ones or not. The images scattered throughout the book provide focal points and help to draw the reader a little deeper into the story – personal photographs always add another dimension to a story. I thought this was very well written, clearly written from the heart. I enjoyed Slave to the Dream; it’s nice to come across true stories of triumph, sometimes against all the odds.
I found this memoir to be quite enjoyable. It was entertaining and there were a lot of stories from his time in the air force. My dad and I both served in the armed forces also. The author’s years childhood years were rough and tumble having 11 brothers and sisters. He was fighting and scrapping to get the attention he desired, just like every other child. There are many lessons to be learned in his story. I appreciated the author’s confession that he made a lot of mistakes, just like the rest of us. He demonstrated growth as he sought to improve himself as a human being and a man. I award “Slave to the Dream” a score of 3.3 stars. The score would have been a lot higher except for a large number of spelling errors I found in the book.