A sad and humorous look at the author's life growing up during the depression, living in hovels, having merciless experiences one after another and learning to survive. Almost in an impossible place to gain acceptance and love, his dad shows him love as he is close to death in one of the few ways he knows how. A tremendous read on a recollection of this first time author in some of the worst times in American history and how a family survived during the depression. Seldom do readers get a look at the depression as vivid as this book tells. Some say another is in our future. Read and learn from history as only a first time author can tell it so uniquely.