Johnny Searches for Love After Child Abuse in New Book

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Author learns what true love really is through the power of God in ‘This is My Life, My Journey’.

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Through God, Johnny was able to find the strength and courage to escape his abusive mother and find the true love he always deserved.

Throughout his life, author Johnny searched for love. In his new book, "This is My Life, My Journey: A Look into the Past" (published by iUniverse), Johnny shares with readers glimpses of his difficult relationship with a mother who never showed him love and the long road he followed to eventually find it.

"It’s a true story," says Johnny, who hopes readers will learn from his experiences.

Growing up in rural Mississippi, Johnny was born into a family of 12 half brothers and sisters. His mother was unstable and beat him mercilessly. When he was 6, she beat him for not knowing his ABC’s. Johnny’s life changed forever when he was baptized, an event his mother refused to attend. "Johnny Lee, you don’t have no religion," she said to him.

Through God, Johnny was able to find the strength and courage to escape his abusive mother and find the true love he always deserved.

Writing has been cathartic for Johnny. He believes that telling his story helps him ease the pain of his traumatic upbringing, and he hopes other people who have suffered from child abuse will feel the same sense of healing through his book.

"This is My Life, My Journey"
By Johnny
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781450292108
E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781450292115
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Johnny was born in a small town in Mississippi in 1944. He grew up with 12 half brothers and sisters and left home at age 15. In 1958, he was baptized and became a member of the church. He is currently working on a second book.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC. 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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