One That Got Away

Unchained by Destiny

by Michael O Ewing



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 20/10/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781665504416

About the Book

One That Got Away speaks to his realization that he had options throughout his life. Opportunities to take actions that would either propel him toward a destiny of repeating mistakes or of creating a new direction. In some cases, the steps he took were not the result of thought or preconception; instead, they were involuntary. Results from those actions prevented him from going down the road traveled by family members that led to crime, drug use, and incarceration to create a new path of hope for his progeny. The book covers his life from early childhood through early adulthood and shares his victories. It demonstrates his realization that, indeed, he got away!

About the Author

Michael O. Ewing was born in a family who on both sides migrated North during the Great Migration. Each side of the family experiences the trauma and hardship of navigating Jim Crow. Those traumas played out in health, physical and mental, and social leading to IV drug use, incarceration, and death. Reared in Chicago, Illinois, and educated through the Chicago Public School system. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, with a Bachelor's degree in Education. Ewing currently resides in Chicago with his wife Valerie J. Ewing; both retired with eleven grandchildren from five children. This publication is the first of his written books to be published