Immaterial Children

Immaterial Children Author Beau V.B. Gumm
ISBN-10 154428845X
ISBN-13 9781544288451
Year 2017-04-19
Pages 222
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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In this insightful memoir Beau looks back on the mental scars left by neglectful parents wartime trauma alcohol addiction and incarcerationand his struggles to finally rise above the lingering pain and torment Born into poverty Beau was one of three brothers whose parents having little idea about childrearing left them to fend for themselves He was completely in charge of his own life and education by the age of fifteen He attended twenty schools before finally graduating Beau writes candidly of the devastation of 9 11 and how it motivated his joining the Arkansas Army National Guard He completed two tours of duty in Iraq in 2004 and 2008 but after his return the psychological effects of battle led to PTSD He turned to alcohol to drown out the painwhich itself took a devastating toll When he was sent to prison for a felony DWI his wife left him and in the years that followed Beau struggled to piece his life back together Each day seemed like an insurmountable challenge But slowly painfully he began working to reach a place of contentmentand ultimately triumphed He now shares with you his inspiring and empowering journey

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