Michael has written an easy to read and compelling account of his life struggles It s a story that could easily apply to many but only a few will have had the courage and determination that Michael describes with lots of challenges and setbacks to test his resolve This is a good read for anyone trying to understand what life can be like for young people being brought up in modern times The focus and pace of the book engage and retains the reader and by the end you get a feeling that you have shared the trials and experiences that have shaped a life Buy the book and before you know it you will have reached the end and will learn how the cycle of offending and social exclusion can be achieved. Just read this very truthful, honest account of Michael s childhood, growing up etc and the reasons he was addicted to drugs and alcohol Inspiring that he has been able to turn his life around and offer help, give advice to others We have seen as a family the destruction alcohol and mental health issues can do to someone Our daughter has managed to be sober for 3 years but it is an uphill struggle all the time she like Michael found that by helping others to do the same helped her and she became a recovery coach We quickly learnt that so many people need help to show them a different way and from all walks of life the biggest thing we have learnt is not to be judgemental I just wish they could have AA or NA meetings for the younger guys from 14 to 25 maybe at the same venue but slightly different room just a thought Anyway read this book I read it within one day as I couldnt put it down It must give hope to people who are at rock bottom and I wish Michael and his family all the best for the future xxx A real honest account of one man s determination to make a good life and be a positive person, humbled by the honesty within it This should be issued to anyone who is struggling in life. This book is an amazing story of an in depth honest and truly inspirational journey of a young boy who overcame adversity to become a remarkable human being.The age of miracles is still with us. I was blown away and I read this book in one sitting til the early hours of the morning Why Because I saw myself in this book and shock me deeply I came from an Irish single parent family growing up in North London with a negative toxic mother, and like Michael I was a terror way How I never got caught or sent to a correction facilities is beyond me What saved me was joining the British Army were I had a very rude awakening My life today is amazing with a great wife living in the Hounslow area where this book is set But I love this book and it s well written and construct with lots of inspiration motivate stories.I salute you and your great achievement.Best, Sean P S sorry for any spelling errors due to myself been dyslexic. This is an awe inspiring read and for anyone battling mental health issues and drug or alcohol related issues I recommend this book It s easy to read and very gripping I ve come away thinking if he can defeat his demons then so can I Thank you Michael Maisey for sharing your story You are very brave individual and very much a legend Keep up the good work x Read this amazing book over a two day period, I know Unputdownable can be over used, but Mr Maisey s book really is a triumph.Not many books have the power to change your life but this one not only does but very likely will.From an early start in Council Flats and Women s Refuges to armed robber, drug and alcohol addict along with being sexually abused and jail terms you will live this story with it s author Redemption is there though and the book will show you that there is hope for anyone..with resilience and determination you can turn a life around.By the time you finish the book, you will feel you know Michael as an old friend along with many of the characters within the book.If your struggling or feel you just want to be that little bit better as a human being..read this, don t hesitate buy it now you ll be all the better for it and like me you will want to share this with anyone My book of the year 2019 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 TheYear 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 OfHe 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