Why do I write about anger and resentment?
AnswerI’m often asked what type of book I set out to write. The book that I ended up writing is the book I was destined to write.
Why write this book? Who would want to read about my life? I am not a movie star, politician or war hero. I’ve never walked on the moon. Neither have I walked on water. I’ve never thought that I am anything special or that I possess the good looks or a personality that distinguishes me from the next guy.
My book is about anger, resentment and rebellion. My book speaks to how anger poisoned my life, how resentment impacted my ability to love and be loved, and how rebellion hurt the people I love the most.
I hope that I have written a book reflecting my honesty and integrity. I pray that I have written a book without malice.
Search result for 'anger' in Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir
Chapter 1: Raising Hell - 1954-1956
"...father about things I wasn’t supposed to understand. Although many of the words they hurled back and forth at each other were incomprehensible, I made a study of their quick reactions to one another, memorizing the words and phrases that elicited anger and the words that provoked my father to get up in her face. ..."
Chapter 7: Desecration - 1976-1980
"... “Yes she does have to leave!” I walked over to his bed. I stood over him balling up my fist. “What you want to do, man,. huh?” The expression on his face went from anger to shock to fear. He was so still that he looked like he wasn’t breathing. I locked my eyes on him, daring him to get up. The girl looked on helplessly. I tried to provoke him. “What wrong?. You scared? What you gonna do!” ..."