A must read for every student, teacher, politician, lawyer, minister, and human being who BELIEVES in justice and the realization of the American Dream and the rejection of an American nightmare.W. Michael Smith, Esq.
It’s a coming of age story about perseverance and survival in the face of abject adversity and poverty. It’s a story of redemption and salvation. It’s a story of hope.Bonnie Berman, Host, Topical Currents, WLRN-FM, NPR Miami
David Lee Windecher is truly an inspiration to anyone facing serious life challenges. The AmerIcan Dream: HisStory in the Making is a piercing account of life on the streets and the frustrations facing today’s impoverished youth. This book is a celebration of beating the odds and taking charge of one’s destiny.Sherry Boston, Solicitor-General of DeKalb County
Inspired and chilling by turns… Windecher paints an unflinching portrait of what it’s like to be poor, young and tempted by easy money.Ana Veciana-Suarez, The Miami Herald
The AmerIcan Dream’ is a powerful testimonial of the emotional strength and guidance derived from one’s faith in God. David recounts his life story with heart breaking, yet encouraging honesty. … This book opens the window and allows every reader a peek into this dark world and likewise gives us a greater understanding of the challenges facing today’s impoverished youth. … It is through galvanizing stories like David’s we will come to understand this hope and begin to help bring the light of the Lord to those in need.Michael Cox, Lead Pastor Cornerstone Church, Anniston, AL
The American Dream is without question, a moving and profound read. One that should be read by every prison-reform advocate within the White House, United States Justice Department and the Congress.Kenneth Wooden, Author of Weeping in the Playtime of Others -America's Incarnated Children
David Lee Windecher’s rise from the gangs of Miami to the courtrooms of Atlanta provides a powerful argument for better rehabilitation efforts in our criminal justice system. As I read his memoir, I found myself cringing at times, tearing up at others, but always pulling for this underdog to make it. It’s a timeless American story.Jim Auchmutey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Author of 'The Class of '65'
This book is a must read for anyone. David Windecher’s memoir is not the typical story of someone succeeding and overcoming odds. This is a story of profound courage and belief in the values of change and education. Despite doubts, uncertainties and a societal attitude against him, despite all these walls, David perseveres. This is the story of a young man who should be dead or in custody, but instead journeys through the bottom rungs of society, drugs and gangs to become a licensed attorney helping others.Alfonso Valdez, PhD, Director, Public Policy Laboratory, School of Social Science, University of California, Irvine