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John Davis, My Father’s Son Blog Tour

Title: My Father’s Son
Author: John Davis
Genre: Memoir

A compelling memoir of fathers, sons, and the Brooklyn streets.

Every family has secrets. Ours were just bigger than others.

“My earliest memory is of a gun.” That gun was in his father’s hand – and it was pointed at his mother’s head. John Davis grew up in the 1970s and ‘80s on the rough streets of Brooklyn, a place where no one thought twice when parents smacked around their kids—or each other. At the center of the tumultuous neighborhood, and John’s world, was his larger-than-life father, Roberto. The Argentinean butcher and kingpin drug dealer was a sadistic bully whose mercurial temper left a trail of tears and chaos across his family. John, in particular, seemed to bear the brunt of Roberto’s wildly swinging moods. Any wrong word could cause an explosion. Every knock on the door might be one of Roberto’s enemies, or the police. In his publishing debut, Davis recounts how he spent his childhood in constant terror and his teen years learning to fight back. But it was much later, as an adult, that he learned the most shocking thing of all about his father, his past, and himself. Told with raw honesty and deep emotion, My Father’s Son is a memoir of fear, abuse, survival, and identity.


wow ok I don’t know if it’s appropriate to say this is a good story or to say that I liked the story itself I guess that is ok for me as I didn’t have to live it on a daily basis, johns father was so mean at times I put the book down and his mother not much in the difference, now you guys know I hate spoiler reviews but I will say this, it’s a very interesting story and you will want to keep reading and maybe throw your kindle at the wall at times but I am glad I had the chance to read it , as it’s a memoir I won’t do my usual would he be my book boyfriend as the story is very real and in this case the boyfriend not fictional, go ahead and check out the book very interesting but sad story.
John Davis grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, NY, and now lives in West Milford, NJ, with his wife and their two cats. He works as a Plant Manager and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business. John is also the bass player in a local rock group, Rumble Dolls. My Father’s Son is his first book.

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