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
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!!
I really enjoyed this well written book. I never saw the movie. It has a real feel good ending.
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.
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.