Author’s Newly Released Memoir Will Resonate with Readers Struggling to Find Comfort

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Jose M. Gonzalez bares his soul in ‘Dark Lonely Road.’

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There are a lot of people who are struggling in their lives and I know my book can help them.

Jose M. Gonzalez pays a resounding tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in his no-holds-barred autobiography, “Dark Lonely Road” (published by iUniverse).

“I felt the voice of God speaking to my heart to write my life story,” Gonzalez explains. “Growing up as a child with no family and homeless, I had to fight the elements to survive life itself; and by the grace of God I live to talk about it.”

Holding nothing back, Gonzalez writes openly and candidly about the struggles he endured as a child, adolescent and adult. Abuse, violence, neglect and addiction were all around him. “The wake-up call I had was when I was strung out on drugs, realizing I was throwing everything away and I could lose my family,” he recalls.

Gonzalez is hopeful that by sharing his story, others in similar situations will realize that they are not alone and find the courage to change their circumstances.

“There are a lot of people who are struggling in their lives and I know my book can help them.”

About the Author
Jose M. Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and raised in many different places. In 1976, he began attending the First Apostolic Church of Steger, Ill., and was baptized. Four years later, he met his wife, Annette, and the couple has eight children and three grandchildren.

“Til this very day I am still in church serving God even after all the trials of my life,” Gonzalez says. This is his first published book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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