Author Warns Readers with Life-Learned Lessons in New Book

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Michael LoMonaco pens autobiographical poetry collection, ‘The Rough Journey of Survival’

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I would like people to change their bad ways of living, so they won’t suffer the consequences of prison

In the new book, “The Rough Journey of Survival” (published by iUniverse) author Michael LoMonaco presents a collection of poetry and personal prose seeking to inspire both heart and soul, chronicling the severe conflicts he has experienced during his lifelong struggle with psychological disorders and the life lessons he has learned from his past experiences, including his time spent in prison.

LoMonaco suggests that there are two ways to learn life lessons – the easy way and the hard way – and that sometimes the hard way is the only way that works. Ultimately, he is a survivor who has conquered many adversities by taking responsibility for his actions and by viewing life in a more positive light.

In this autobiographical collection, LoMonoco states that he intends to fight any obstacles that would take away his right to cherish the gift of life. He offers an inspirational look at how he has learned to cope with the difficulties of the real world and learned to live a life based on righteousness.

An excerpt from the poem “Consequences of Drugs”:

“I have seen drugs ruin many lives during my life;
These substances cause harm like a sharp knife.

I wish that drugs like weed and speed never existed,
But individuals crave these substances they choose not to resist.”

“I would like people to change their bad ways of living, so they won’t suffer the consequences of prison,” LoMonaco explains.

About the Author
Michael LoMonaco has struggled with various psychological challenges his entire life. Now disabled, he has become a happy person who enjoys every day. He lives in New York; this is his first book of poetry.

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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