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  • Genre:JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • SubGenre:Biography & Autobiography / Religious (see also Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667837536
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667837529

It's About Time

by Mickey Bridges

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Overview
"It's About Time" is the compelling true story about a young boy growing up in the city of Compton, California in a broken home during the late 1950's and 60's. His mother was always in and out of the hospital, dealing with chronic sickness and his father was busy hustling, trying to make ends meet. He had very little guidance or supervision. His peers felt that getting into trouble with the law, being truant from school, getting high and running trains on girls was cool and he desperately wanted to fit in and be accepted. At fifteen years of age, he thought he was in love. He impregnated his girlfriend at sixteen and dropped out of high school. He got involved in a robbery spree with an associate and they were arrested and convicted. In and out of jail, testing fate with dangerous gangs, and selling hard drugs, he was eventually caught by the feds for selling heroin. Indicted and convicted, he was sentenced to five years in the federal penitentiary. While he was serving his time, his mother passed away and he was devastated. Miserable and deep in the depths of despair and hopelessness, his journey in life was at an all-time low. He knew there had to be a better way to live, but he didn't know how to find it.
Description
"It's About Time" is the compelling true story about a young boy growing up in the city of Compton, California in a broken home during the late 1950's and 60's. His mother was always in and out of the hospital, dealing with chronic sickness and his father was busy hustling, trying to make ends meet. He had very little guidance or supervision. His peers felt that getting into trouble with the law, being truant from school, getting high and running trains on girls was cool and he desperately wanted to fit in and be accepted. At fifteen years of age, he thought he was in love. He impregnated his girlfriend at sixteen and dropped out of high school. He got involved in a robbery spree with an associate and they were arrested and convicted. In and out of jail, testing fate with dangerous gangs, and selling hard drugs, he was eventually caught by the feds for selling heroin. Indicted and convicted, he was sentenced to five years in the federal penitentiary. While he was serving his time, his mother passed away and he was devastated. Miserable and deep in the depths of despair and hopelessness, his journey in life was at an all-time low. He knew there had to be a better way to live, but he didn't know how to find it.
About the author
Mickey Bridges is a native of California. Born September 15, 1950. In 1980 he graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.S. degree in Sociology/Psychology. In 1982 he received a Secondary Single Subject teaching credential in Social Studies from the Department of Education at UCSB. In 1996 he joined the Mulhearn Realtors Group, Gallery of Homes where he is currently employed. In 1999 he founded the Eternal Youth Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit educational enrichment program that worked in cooperation with the Compton Unified School District to serve disadvantaged students in the City of Compton, CA. His organization has received numerous awards and recognition for the services rendered to the youth of the City of Compton. In 2000 he attended International Seminary where he received a master's degree in Christian counseling. In 2014 he received his real estate broker's license and his Notary commission. He is also a licensed and ordained minister the Lord's Gospel. He's also an accomplished saxophonist/recording artist with more than 60 songs currently on Spotify selling all over the world.
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