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.
Finding Fish 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.
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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 ?This stunning autobiography rises above the success fables from survivors of America?s inner cities...this engrossing book is a classic? Publisher?s Weekly ?Fisher?s gripping memoir is an inspiring story of one man?s journey, a tale o as does his retroactive tenderness toward the boy no one else loved? Time)About the Author:
Antwone Quenton Fisher is a leading Hollywood screenwriter. In 1993, he was working as a security guard at Sony Pictures Entertainment when by chance he met Todd Black, a young film producer. When Antwone Fisher told Black his life story, Black was so bowled over with what he heard that he paid Fisher a salary to write his autobiography. The book, Finding Fish, went on to be a bestseller in the States: film rights were bought by Denzel Washington who has directed the film and acted in it. Antwone Fisher lives in Los Angeles.
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