Life can either make you Bitter or Better.
From a crucible of unimaginable suffering came a survivor – Antwone Fisher*, The man the movie of the same name was made about, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.
I had the pleasure of meeting Antwone in 2010 at Vroman’s, at the book signing for:
“A Boy Should Know How To Tie A Tie (and other Lessons for Succeeding in Life)”
What a gift he shares in it: The advice he never got from the dad he never had. Brimming with insight, it shows his suffering was not in vain.
He held a raffle for a gorgeous tie too. Antwone reached in and picked out the winning ticket – and as fate would have it, a young student, Marcus, got it! I’m so glad he won – he was so happy!
Have you heard about Antwone Fisher? Have you seen the movie?
If not, this one is a MUST. Rent it at the library! Better yet – BUY it – you’ll be glad you did! (Note: It’s NOT for younger kids. Rated PG 13 for violence, language and involving child abuse)
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