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The Fractured Life of 3743 by Rob Cabitto

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.The Life of 3743 is a journey, beginning with tragedy, addiction and culminating in redemption born out of desperation.
Rob Cabitto's story of his fractured life being redeemed is a powerful and cautionary tale of how a life can go horribly wrong. When Rob was five, he was put up for adoption because of the severe addictions of his parents.
As is often the case, these early hardships helped to make the man who he is today. Rob tells what it was like to live untethered to any spiritual, tribal or social belief system--and the consequences associated with an amoral lifestyle. He describes exactly what it was like to be homeless, penniless and jobless, with nowhere to go but down. However, what he believed to be his bottom was only a temporary stopping point. He had yet to fall further, and for many years, lived in the abyss of a life without meaning or direction.
This story is about overcoming immense obsta­cles as a child, the bad choices he made as a young adult and into adulthood, and the resilience of the human spirit. The Fractured Life Redeemed is insightful, captivating and has a universal message for all those who have been hopeless or lost--and that message is hope...

Goodreads Summary

This book was very absorbing, hard to put down. The author tells his life's story through very difficult times. The reader will undoubtedly feel horrible for him at times and want to shake him at other times. Credit should be given to the author for writing such a raw and candid memoir, honesty like this isn't seen often.

From a very young age, Rob wasn't in a good place. He endures difficult and abusive situations literally since birth. Due to his hard circumstances, Rob makes more than a few bad decisions that lead him to realize that he must change in order to be successful. Many readers will have a difficult time relating to Rob's journey, but somehow he manages to make the events and himself much easier to relate to. There are some situations that Rob finds himself in that will stick with the reader long after he/she puts the book down.

There are pictures included in the memoir. These pictures add a great deal to the memoir, allowing the reader a glimpse into the authors' thought process and a chance to picture the environment and author in real life. The author is also a success story, someone that a reader who may be a in a bad place can emulate. The memoir will leave the reader with several conflicting emotions, the mark of a good author. This book is recommended to adult readers.

4 Stars

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