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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

“Fatherhoodlum” – A Story of Prison, Drugs, and One Man’s Commitment to Overcome His Past and Be A Positive Role Model To His Young Son

— “The streets may have gotten me, but I’ll be damned if they will get my son!” —

Fatherhoodlum by Michael B. Jackson


Willingboro, NJ (BlackNews.com) — Noted author Michael B. Jackson has released his first fiction novel FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad. The book is the captivating story of Lamont B. Moody, who grew up in a Newark, New Jersey housing project, during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. At 18-years-old, he made his first trip to prison, and spent the next 10-years in and out of prison for parole violations and new offenses.

After parole from prison in 1980, at age 28-years-old, he decided to start a new life 60-miles away from Newark in the city of Trenton, New Jersey. Shortly after parole, Lamont gains custody of his eight-year-old son, LJ, who was getting suspended from school and had also been arrested for burglary, back in Newark. He brings his son to live with him in Trenton. He was determined that LJ would not become just another black boy being primed for the prison system.

FatherHoodlum is a poignant novel, which brings the reader through a journey down the corridors of street life and then uplifts the reader with restored hope and faith in one man’s determination and commitment to overcome his past and become a positive and outstanding role model and guide for his son. This story has a spirit that the reader can feel. This story transcends the literal environment and setting into a connection which readers of any background can identify. Jackson infuses an atmosphere of hope and inspiration in his novel. Jackson reveals the often overlooked and perhaps misunderstood three dimensional feelings, concerns, hopes, dreams and conflictions of an ex-felon. This novel engages the reader in an uplifting journey.

Jackson, who grew up in Newark and also spent time in prison, previously authored three self help books, including one-time (2008) NY Times Magazine’s “This Week’s Recommendation” How to Do Good After Prison: A Handbook for Successful Reentry, How to Love and Inspire Your Man After Prison: A Guide for Women with Men in Prison, and Como Cumplir Con Tus Obligaciones Al Salir De La Prision: Guia Practica Para Una Vida Mejor.

For more details about Michael B. Jackson and his new book, visit www.michaelbjackson.net

FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad
By Michael B. Jackson
ISBN: 978-09707436-5-7
Trade Paper and Kindle
252 pages
$14.95 Paperback $5.99 @ Kindle
Available on Amazon.com and Kindle.com

Michael B. Jackson