Author(s): Tim Tipene
A memoir from award-winning writer and inspirational speaker Tim Tipene. Tim founded the Warrior Kids programme 22 years ago. His courses now empower families and children.
Himself the product of rape, Tim spent a miserable childhood in which he was abused by both his birth and foster families. This memoir is a recollection of his life raised in violence, and follows on from a junior collection published last year, Mrs Battleship. It is a tribute especially to the few teachers who acted at different times to protect him, as well as his discovery that not everyone endured what he did.
This is funny, sad, poignant and telling. Tim has found jewels of wisdom and love in a world that had no place for him.