Young Offender

Author:   Michael Maisey
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan
ISBN:  

9781529005479


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   09 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Paperback
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The day he entered the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Michael Maisey was excited. He was going to be a legend to all his mates. The sixteen year old was in for attempted murder. He was innocent of this particular crime but amongst the violent and dangerous young men on his wing he was about to learn exactly how far he'd go to survive. In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of 12 he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man? Honest and inspiring, this is a powerful story of redemption. Today Michael is a successful businessman and a loving father who spends time helping others find their way.

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Author:   Michael Maisey
Publisher:   Pan Macmillan
Imprint:   Pan Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.218kg
ISBN:  

9781529005479


ISBN 10:   1529005477
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   09 July 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Young Offender is a memoir to shine a light in the darkest of nights, a harrowing, heart breaking autobiography that feels like it was written in tears and blood. Michael Maisey crawled from the wreckage of what feels like every bad break in the world - domestic violence, sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol, incarceration and cruelty that staggers the mind - emerging with a story of redemption, hope and love. -- Tony Parsons Courageous and brutally honest -- Ollie Ollerton


I loved everything about this book . . . There is such hope here. If one young man can make these changes, and inspire others to create value with their own lives too, then maybe we all can. * Stella Duffy * Young Offender is a memoir to shine a light in the darkest of nights, a harrowing, heart breaking autobiography that feels like it was written in tears and blood. Michael Maisey crawled from the wreckage of what feels like every bad break in the world - domestic violence, sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol, incarceration and cruelty that staggers the mind - emerging with a story of redemption, hope and love. -- Tony Parsons Courageous and brutally honest -- Ollie Ollerton, author of <i>Break Point</i>


Young Offender is a memoir to shine a light in the darkest of nights, a harrowing, heart breaking autobiography that feels like it was written in tears and blood. Michael Maisey crawled from the wreckage of what feels like every bad break in the world - domestic violence, sexual abuse, drugs, alcohol, incarceration and cruelty that staggers the mind - emerging with a story of redemption, hope and love. -- Tony Parsons Courageous and brutally honest -- Ollie Ollerton, author of <i>Break Point</i>


Author Information

Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth and became one of London's most prolific young lawbreakers. He spent most of his teenage years in Feltham Young Offenders Institution after a raid on his local corner shop went wrong. Twenty years after the armed robbery that changed his life, he is now sober, the proud father of two daughters and owner of an estate-agency business. As well as being an aspiring actor, he dedicates his spare time to mentoring young offenders and addicts and was recently honoured by the London Borough of Hounslow for his services to the community. A Boy with a Gun is his first book.

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