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Finding Fish: A Memoir
Finding Fish A Memoir
Author: Antwone Q. Fisher, Mim E. Rivas
Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself.F...  more » shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born -- first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters.A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience.
ISBN-13: 9780060007782
ISBN-10: 0060007788
Publication Date: 12/1/2001
Pages: 352
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3.8 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Finding Fish reads like a great work of fiction, moving me alternately to tears and laughter, sorrow and joy, and making me forget at times that the story is astonishingly true-Denzel Washington
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I really loved this memior. I truly felt as though I was sitting next to Mr. Fisher listening to him talk about his life. The narration was perfect, detailed, true, and from the heart. While suffering so much negativity from literally, birth, Antwone recounts all of his abuse while focusing on the good in the world. He so easily could have been a "statistic" that fell through the cracks. Antwone pushed through among self-realizations and optimism with barely any guidance or positive influence. He hung on to every word of hope that WAS offered to him througout his life and cultivated into a beautiful human being. He truly illustrates how it doesn't matter where you come from...it's where you're going and how you get there.

EDIT: I watched the movie as soon as I read the book. As ALWAYS- the book was much better. As I love Denzel Washington, the movie was excellent, but they are still two different animals...(the adaptation was not as detailed, and some things were added/left out for a purpose, im assuming) READ THIS EVEN IF YOU SAW THE MOVIE!!
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I really enjoyed this well written book. I never saw the movie. It has a real feel good ending.
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This book is about the life of Antwone Fisher. He was raised in institutions from the moment his single mother gave birth to him in prison. It is a really good story and the movie was excellent.
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This is a book that is a true story. It will make you cry and see how well someone can turn around a trult bad situation.
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Great read about a boys journey through abuse in and out of foster care and onto his life.
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I enjoyed this book. It's very touching. It takes you to the very bottom of human existence and brings you back up giving you hope.
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Difficult read due to content. Very good. If you are like me & enjoy watching the movie after you've read the book, this is a good one for that. The film stays pretty much in line with what you've read.


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