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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Antwone Q. Fisher Narrator: Alton Fitzgerald White Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Antwone Quenton Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment his single mother gave birth to him in prison. As a foster child, he suffered more than a dozen years of emotional abandonment and physical abuse, until he escaped and forged a life on the streets. And just as his life was about to hit rock bottom, Antwone enlisted in the US Navy—a decision that would ultimately save him. There, he became a man and discovered a loving family he never had. Through it all, Antwone refused to allow his spirit to be broken and never gave up his dreams of a better day. 

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 sough-after screenwriters.

A miraculous true story of one courageous man’s journey from abandonment and abuse to extraordinary success, here is a modern-day, African American Oliver Twist you will never forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

  • “Fisher’s gripping memoir is an inspiring story of one man’s journey, a tale of strength of the individual over the challenges of life.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • The Color Purple, but true and male and set in the 1960s.”

    Time

  • “This stunning autobiography rises above the pack of success fables from survivors of America's inner cities…If a major feature of survival memoirs is their ability to impress readers with the subject’s long, steady climb to redemption and excellence, then this engrossing book is a classic.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A striking and original story of the journey from troubled childhood to self-aware adult, Fisher’s account strikes the universal chords so often missing from contemporary memoir.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/19/2014

    " Inspirational. Feel good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brianne | 2/18/2014

    " Finding Fish was a book that my social worker MIL had around that she'd had to read for school, and suggested I read it, since I'm also a social work student. It sat around until I had a dry spell between library runs; I wasn't as interested as I wanted to be. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. I had a messed up childhood myself, but I could relate to very little of Antwone's experiences (foster care, the 60's and 70's, African American culture, male perspective), but his voice is so strong and honest that it's impossible not to root for him as he builds his own moral compass from scratch and tries to find his way out of his abusive foster home. It's rarely about grotesque, gratuitous abuse (not never, just rarely), and more about a lack of love, support, or belonging. By the time he's out of the house and in the Navy, the book could say "And then he became a millionaire, and married a supermodel, and had five wonderful kids, and was waved by palm leaves and fed grapes all day" and you would keep reading just because the author is so genuine and likable, he deserves happiness and peace and it's truly enjoyable to read about him finding it. I tend to stay interested throughout the central struggle of a book and by the time it gets to the happily ever after, I'm thinking "Yeah, yeah, and then you were happy and blah blah blah, that's great," but this one, if he wrote another book about nothing but his happy life now, I'd read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mc Gibbons | 2/14/2014

    " loved this book . really inspirational "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mbishop012 | 1/29/2014

    " I could not put this book down. It is a memoir that will impact everyone who reads it! "

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