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
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
This book is a piercing account of life on the streets and the frustrations facing today’s impoverished youth. It is a celebration of beating the odds and taking charge of one’s destiny. Sherry Boston, Solicitor-General of DeKalb County
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.
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. 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. Jim Auchmutey, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Author of 'The Class of '65'
David’s memoir is not the typical story of someone succeeding and overcoming odds. This is a story of courage and belief in the values of change and education. Alfonso Valdez, PhD, Director, Public Policy Laboratory, School of Social Science, University of California, Irvine
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