The Blue Chip Store: How Bank Robbery Changed My Life

The Blue Chip Store: How Bank Robbery Changed My Life

by Clay Tumey


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The Blue Chip Store: How Bank Robbery Changed My Life by Clay Tumey

Clay Tumey conducted a series of bank robberies throughout 2006 before calling it quits soon after the birth of his son. Jett was still a baby when his father went to jail.

Growing up, visits with Daddy meant buying Cool Ranch Doritos-or "blue chips" as he called them because of their blue bag-from the vending machines and snacking together. Jett didn't realize that the blue chip "store" was actually prison.

"The Blue Chip Store" details the life of a class clown who rarely saw the need to submit to authority as a child. And when those childhood patterns resurfaced as an adult, they only presented bigger problems with greater consequences.

For most people, the distinction between prison and freedom is obvious.

For Clay, however, the journey to true freedom began with a set of handcuffs.

A true story about crime, prison, and second chances, "The Blue Chip Store" is about finding freedom in captivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632960597
Publisher: Lucid Books
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Clay Tumey is an award-winning poet from Texas who has always preferred the road less traveled. He completed high school in just five years after spending three of those years in the ninth grade alone. After struggling to find fulfillment at work and at home, Clay turned to crime at the age of 26 and spent the next year running from his life, his family, and himself.

Born on the Fourth of July, Clay now celebrates his own freedom on August 31—the date he was released from prison in 2010. He is living proof that a successful man can indeed begin his journey as a nameless inmate, and he is especially committed to serving those who have lost all hope.
Clay is also an Ambassador for the Enneagram Prison Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the incarcerated from the prisons of their own making.
He has two sons and one ex-wife. They live together near Dallas.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, so glad it changed his life.