Prisoner of the Truck is a true story about character and the self-discipline of a 12-year old boy who turned his 100-hour a week boyhood truck-prison into a study center. Fred Sarkis bought his mother and eight brothers and sisters a six-bedroom home at age 17. He became a multi- millionaire at age 34, built a ski resort, golf course, marina and condominium community and failed at age 50. He embraced adversity, and with lessons learned on the prison-truck, turned failure into success. At age 77, Fred gives volunteer motivational talks to children and adults.
Dr. Tom Lickona, award-winning author of "Educating for Character" and "Raising Good Children" wrote:
"Messages of Character have to be delivered by a person of character. Fred Sarkis is such a person, and the story of his remarkable life will help anyone, young or old, to be a better person and lead a better life. 'Prisoner of the Truck' has the power to touch hearts and bring out the best
Dr. Lickona is a developmental psychologist and educator. He is an internationally respected authority on moral development and values education. He has been a guest on numerous radio and television talk shows including Good Morning America and Larry King Live.