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Upside of fear : how one man broke the cycle of prison, poverty & addiction

Author: Weldon Long
Publisher: Austin, TX. : Greenleaf ; Lancaster : Gazelle [distributor], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The author recounts his harrowing journey of self-discovery and how he went from being a drunk in a jail cell to the CEO of a multimillion-dollar business.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Weldon Long
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Weldon Long
ISBN: 9781608320004 1608320006
OCLC Number: 427612339
Description: xiii, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Night Out with Elliot: Spring 1987 --
Black Monday: October 19, 1987 --
Me: 1964 to 1987 --
I'm Going to Cañon City, Cañon City Here I Come ... : December 1987 to Spring 1990 --
Back on the Street Again: Spring 1990 to December 1, 1991 --
And Then There Were Two: December 1, 1991 to January 1993 --
Happy Birthday to Me: January 18, 1993 --
Back to the Can: January 1993 to Fall 1993 --
Back on the Street Again (Reprise): Fall 1993 to March 1995 --
Viva Las Vegas: March 1995 to March 1996 --
The Turning Point: March 1996 to August 1996 --
The Upside of Fear: September 1996 to August 1997 --
Reality Bites: December 1996 to July 1997 --
Not Out of the Woods Yet: August 1997 to May 1999 --
Finished with the Feds: May 14, 1999 to December 10, 1999 --
The Prodigal Son Returns to Cañon City: December 10, 1999 to October 2002 --
Back on the Streets Again (Final Reprise): October 2002 to April 2003 --
Epilogue: 2003 to Present.
Responsibility: Weldon Long.

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From buying the duct tape for an armed robbery to saving the life of a prison guard, this memoir recounts Weldon Long's harrowing journey of self-discovery and how he went from being a drunk in a  Read more...
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Inspiring and Motivational, You Must Read This Book!

by crazypsychobooklover (WorldCat user published 2009-10-15) Excellent Permalink

I am recommending this book to everyone I know!  The author delivers a true tale that is heartbreaking, funny, motivational, and feel-good, all rolled into one book. 

Growing up, Wally had a father that was distant, and while never really in big trouble, he was a classic underachiever...
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