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by Antwone Q Fisher,Mim E Rivas

ISBN: 0060539860
ISBN13: 978-0060539863
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTorch (December 3, 2002)
Category: Arts and Literature
Subategory: Memoris

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Antwone Fisher is the author of the New York Times bestseller Finding Fish. He is also the screenwriter of the film Antwone Fisher, based on his life and directed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. Fisher lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. Mim Eichler Rivas is the author of the acclaimed Beautiful Jim Key, as well as the coauthor of more than eighteen books, including The Pursuit of Happyness and Finding Fish with Antwone Fisher.

Find Books With Book Wizard. By Mim Eichler Rivas, Antwone Quenton Fisher . see all In his autobiography, Antwone Fisher recalls his life as a foster child in Cleveland, living on the streets, his eleven years in the navy, and finding his biological family.

Finding Fish: A Memoir Hardcover – January 23, 2001. by Antwone Q Fisher (Author), Mim E Rivas (Author). In some ways, Antwone Fisher is a mystery, since he wound up being much greater than the sum of his upbringing

Finding Fish: A Memoir Hardcover – January 23, 2001. In some ways, Antwone Fisher is a mystery, since he wound up being much greater than the sum of his upbringing. Perhaps he is a living testament to "nature" having at least as much power over a person as "nurture" does, since his grandparents and many of his later-discovered extended family were highly-accomplished, loving, simply nice, people.

Finding Fish: A Memoir. by Antwone Q. Fisher and Mim E. Rivas. A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience

Finding Fish: A Memoir. Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: d: Oct 13, 2009ISBN: 9780061847073Format: book.

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He is also the screenwriter of the film Antwone Fisher, based on his life and directed by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington.

Antwone . isher,Mim . ivas. Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born - first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters.

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A New York Times bestseller, Finding Fish is the remarkable story of an African American boy abandoned in an abusive foster home in Cleveland who rises to liberation, manhood, and extraordinary success (in Hollywood).

Born in prison to a single mother after his father was shot and killed, Antwone Fisher soon became a ward of Cleveland's foster care system. By the time he was five years old, he had been transferred to several different families. Eventually he came to live with the Picketts, an older couple with grown children of their own.

During his stay with the Picketts, which lasted until he was 17 years old, Antwone suffered near–constant verbal and physical abuse at the hands of ̩zz Pickett, and sexual abuse from a neighbour. The damage to his self–esteem was tremendous, yet Antwone managed to resist the gang–like behaviour and drug use that so many of his friends were engaged in. Finally he fled and before long he was living on the streets, homeless. Again rescuing himself, he enlisted in the Navy, where he created a ॡmily' for himself and with the help of a Navy psychologist worked through his past. After he left the Navy, while working as a security guard at Sony Pictures in Hollywood, he told his story to one of the executives there, who encouraged him to write his life as a screenplay.

Comments:
Zyniam
One Sunday afternoon I was sitting in my hotel room in Fairbanks, Alaska where I was teaching a two week class at Fort Richardson. When my cell phone rang I thought it was either my wife or daughter, but the voice was that of a man. He asked if I was Chief Hammond. It took me a few seconds to realize he had the right person. No one had referred to me by that title since I had retired from the Navy 12 years before. He said "This is SH2 Fisher". It had been more than 20 years when I was a Chief Petty Officer on the USS Richard S. Edwards that I had last thought of our ship's barber, SH2 Antwone Fisher. I now know and understand that young man and the reason for his withdrawn nature. Since that day ten years ago, I now realize the good fortune I had in being a shipmate of such a remarkable person.

Freighton
This is one of the most memorable and deeply affecting books I've ever read.

I found the very beginning a little hard to follow (a brief history of his birth parents.) But once Antwone came into the picture, the narrative flowed easily. The cruelty, abuse, neglect, and emotional detachment visited upon Antwone by his foster family was difficult to learn about, although (unfortunately) believable. We might have expected a bleak childhood like his to have developed into a short, sad life in a gang, a bad end in prison, or permanent homelessness. But Antwone's inner strengths were apparently much greater than the negative forces working against him, and he was thus able to make conscious choices that would lead him to have a fulfilling, respectable, and respected life.

I was particularly touched by his relationship with one teacher who changed his life, who helped him change his self-view from helpless victim to master of his own destiny. His later stint in the U.S. Navy was also memorable, as that service enabled him to discover talents and strengths he never knew he had.

In some ways, Antwone Fisher is a mystery, since he wound up being much greater than the sum of his upbringing. Perhaps he is a living testament to "nature" having at least as much power over a person as "nurture" does, since his grandparents and many of his later-discovered extended family were highly-accomplished, loving, simply nice, people. His ultimate message is that we needn't be held back by the toxicity of the people who raised us; rather, we are free to leave them behind and make a bright new path for ourselves.

I highly recommend this book!

Katius
Thank you Antwone for simply telling your story, though none of your long years of struggle were simple. I stand amazed, similar to when I read "A Child Called 'It'" and "The Lost Boy" how you somehow managed to avoid drugs, alcohol, and trouble with the law ... and how you kept your heart from being overrun with bitterness, rage, and hardness. I read your story and found myself feeling so thankful that the Navy gave you both a vital incubator and a much-needed launching pad for a stable adulthood! Your children are so fortunate to have a dad in whose spirit resides the truth that the only way to overcome the evils of the past is with good in the present. Grace and peace to you and your family.

Zepavitta
We just saw the movie a couple of weeks ago and it made me cry. Of course I had to have the book and just finished reading it tonight - I tried to meter it out (reading time) so I could get chores done too and make the book last, but today I must of read for 5 hours until I completed it. The fun parts were remembering some of the things from childhood I remember too, like Rat Patrol and bell bottom jeans. I was also born in 1959. I love the style of writing. It's like sitting in a room with Fisher and he's telling you everything first hand. For someone like me who had a more traditional upbringing, I tried to mirror those events he described on a timeline in my head, and then tried to remember where I was at the same time. The constant crap he was subjected too bothered me, and for good reason. The book got tears out of me too. This is a story of triumph. Good for human will and spirit. Good for Antwone Fisher and sharing his story.

Nagis
I would like to commend WHUR 96.3 in Washington, DC, for having Antwone Fisher as their studio guest. Like the host asked, "How could a young man have a memoir?". I wanted to know the answer to this question as well, so I took it upon myself to order this book the same day of the interview.
"Finding Fish" had me so entranced that I could not put this book down or go about my daily routine without thinking about "Finding Fish". This book had me laughing, smiling, crying and aching for the things Mr. Fisher went through to accomplish things in life. After reading "Finding Fish", Mr. Fisher made me appreciate many things that I was subconsciously taking for granted.
Good luck in your endeavors and may God continue to bless and keep you always!

Keramar
Antwone Quenton Fisher recounts a most amazing and horrifying story of a childhood controlled by so many lunatics and morally bereft adults that you wonder how he managed to survive, much less thrive. An incredible story of moving beyond survival mode into success and self-acceptance, FINDING FISH is a memoir that will teach you about perspective and gratitude, determination and that powerful little kernel inside some of us that inspires us to reach far beyond what is expected of us. Mr. Fisher, you have written a beautiful story with not one ounce of self pity or melodrama. Hats off to you. Bravo.

Eng.Men
I loved this memoir! I volunteer at a crisis nursery that serves abused and neglected children and this was required reading. So glad I chose to read this. I live and grew up in Cleveland, so that made it even more interesting to me. Plus, Antwone and I are close in age, so that made it even more poignant. It was an amazing story of success against all odds.

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