An inspirational book by Dr. Michael Willett
Our author, artist, designer, Erika M Szabo, helped Dr. Willett throughout the entire publishing process. She designed the book cover and book interior, illustrations, and logo. Also, she created accounts for Dr. Willett on the publishing sites, got ISBNs, and assisted to self-publish his book.
“Fatherhood Fight or Flight is a riveting, impactful, thought-provoking read for all who would consider fatherhood. Dr. Michael Willet is an educator, trainer, and spiritual motivator, who passionately shares his wisdom to encourage fathers to put forth the effort to reinforce family values. If you desire to make a difference or know someone with the potential to benefit from fatherly advice, share this manual.”
—Bishop Eric P. Brown
Senior Pastor, Victory Faith Cathedral, Inc.
Vice-Presiding Bishop, Victory Deliverance Fellowship of Churches
“Dr. Michael Willett is a man full of wisdom, and he is always eager to share it with others. He knows what it is to turn tragedy into an opportunity for service.”
—Prof. Christopher Muhammad
“Our young males need proper training to become men and, ultimately, become effective fathers. Fatherhood Fight or Flight is the tool that can assure that growth process.”
—Jerald LeVon Hoover
Adjunct Prof. and Award-winning Author of My Friend, My Hero
“Dr. Michael Willett's example as a mentor, leader, martial artist, and a man of God has inspired me. I have read Man by Choice, Male by Birth and am blessed to be a father of children and surrogate father to many in the community. The truth, experience, and knowledge that I received in his first publication kept me rooted in my responsibilities as the father of my children, first and foremost. I have since grown to become a father-figure (Sensei Hunt Karate Instructor) to many in the community of Laurelton, New York. If you are looking to guide and direct the next generation of young people, I strongly recommend this book. It will be the priceless investment for your family library.”
—Jeff Hunt, Sensei
Laurelton, New York.
“Dr. Michael Willett's first book Man by Choice, Male by Birth, was a knockout. Understanding this, as I do, the wisdom his second book, Fatherhood Fight or Flight, should be equally as explosive.”
—Bishop J. K. Jefferson
Sunday Morning Manger
At Old Skool 102.9FM
Community Broadcasts, LLC
“Fatherhood Fight or Flight is an excellent tool for the countless black men that are seeking guidance on their fatherhood journey.”
Youth Development Manager
“This book has all the makings of a bestseller. Get it now!”
—Dr. Joe Jones
Ph.D. in martial arts,
61 years practicing martial arts
“We live in dangerous times because men have made children but have neglected to father them. We see our youth decimated in our community through gang violence and drug abuse. I believe with all my heart that we, as men, must find a way to engage our young men with real and positive alternatives to the false narrative that the OGs are feeding them. We have enough intellect, but the question is: do we have the will? I thank Dr. Willett for his endeavor to impact men with this clarion call.”
—Bishop Robert L. Williams
Salt of the Earth Ministries, Inc.
The Hero Book Series by Jerald LeVon Hoover
Eartha Watts Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars A TIMELESS STORY OF BROTHERHOOD IN THE INNER-CITY
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2018Verified Purchase
My Friend, My Hero is a much-needed tale of friendship, brotherhood, other relationship dynamics, and positive influence. Black culture chides that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' Somehow, there so few stories of the results of being nurtured by village, when and how that child emerges, and how often that child returns, gives back and uplifts the community. The focus on sports superstars is most often on their talent, ability, wealth, and bling—rarely the struggle, sacrifices, personal responsibilities, commitment to excellence, drive, and restraint. And how often are these precious stories in books written about young black boys? Those within the nucleus of youth sports know the support system that needs to be in place to shape individual players into a team and drive that team to victory. My Friend, My Hero beautifully captures that dynamic with edge-of-the-seat intrigue, as the dangers Bennett faced, pop up one after the other. This is an excellent coming of age story for kids of any age, reminding us that some of our heroes are right at home.
Eartha Watts Hicks
active member of the Harlem Writers Guild
Editor at Harlem World Magazine
JEAN WIDLY CELINE
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollercoaster ride of joy and sorrow
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020Verified Purchase
This book is an eye opening on the current issues that young people particularly from low income families face almost everyday. Many try hard to escape the roads of drugs, gang etc..., but soon succumb to the pressure of a system structured against them. Bennett was a hero but also a martyr. This book is a great read about love, friendship, loyalty, resilience and self esteem. I highly recommend it.
“The message is clear, as it delivers its lessons on living and inspires young people to truly live according to their beliefs, stand firmly on their own ground, and not merely be a follower in the crowd.”
“A very courageous account of what it means to be a young person today. Hoover focuses on the importance of relationships, staying in school, fair play, and setting positive goals. This is truly a story of self-respect and friendship, woven with intelligence and maturity.”
William C. Pratella, PhD
Former Superintendent of Schools, Mount Vernon, NY
“My Friend, My Hero is worth anyone’s investment in the reading arena. It speaks not only to young hearts, but to all hearts, all ages, and all stages.”
Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray
F.A.M.E Church, Los Angeles, CA
“There’s a little comedy, a little drama, a little suspense, and a little mystery, with the end result being a story that’s not only entertaining, but enlightening. My Friend, My Hero is a wonderful first novel.”
Blackboard African-American Bestsellers, Inc.
“Congratulations on your remarkable book. It reaches into the soul, and it’s something that every young person should read. This book shows your remarkable ability as a writer. In my opinion, you deserve the Pulitzer Prize.”
Lady D. Madison
United House of Prayer
“This is a candid story of life and death. My Friend, My Hero could be a fine tool for analytical problem-solving dialog in any contemporary classroom.”
Marcia de Chadenedes
Centrum Education ProgramsEartha Watts Hicks
Book Cover Design
Our artist, Erika M Szabo, designed this mysterious, beautiful cover for an upcoming book. She also formatted the eBook and print.
It always makes me happy when I help authors to fulfill their dreams of publishing their first book. Anthony's story is very special, an honest biography of a teenager who made bad choices and paid for his mistakes.
Erika M Szabo,
Owner of Golden Box Books Publishing
About the book
He was nine years old when he first stood before a judge; he was told if he ever entered a courtroom again, he would receive a harsher sentence---he was back the following year. At ten years old, he coped out and served four years in an Upstate juvenile detention center. Once home, he chose to enter the only life he knew. His father and uncles fell ill, he was left to protect his godfather, assuming the title given to him by court papers, he became the enforcer for the family. Jealously and envy by an outsider, he was a fugitive of the law. Coming back to see his girl, at an address only few people knew, he was caught, put on trial, and sentenced to twenty-five years to Life. This is the story of Anthony Green.
He was imprisoned for the sins of three men. For more than two-decades the story of one of the biggest murders in Brooklyn was locked away twenty-seven plus years in an Upstate prison. Released on September 9th, six-years ago from Shawangunk Correctional Facility, the paperwork of Anthony Green tells the story.
The eBook has already gained high ranking on Amazon,
and the paperback will be available soon.
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