Life Without Parole

Justice being served or not, being a victim carries its own life sentence

Non-Fiction - Social Issues
156 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2013
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Author Biography

A dedicated, self motivated, optimistic, eccentric writer and person does not describe who John Moore is. He is lazy, lacks motivation, procrastinates, puts off what he can do tomorrow, hardly ?finishes anything and is sometimes pretty egotistical. Other than that, he is a pretty good guy.?
Born February 3, 1964, John Moore grew up in a middle to low income family. No riches, no expensive toys, luxuries or private schools. His parents came from families which seemed quite disconnected, which would explain why life went the way it did for him. But for him, life was simply about surviving?
His education is fairly simplistic. A high school education, college, and life itself taught him what he needed to know. He has received many awards for his work on traditional radio as well as internet radio?.
Being published for his autobiography came solely by accident. While in therapy John Moore was asked to write down his thoughts and try to remember life as a child. From those simple thoughts and scribbles on paper, came "Life Without Parole".??

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

John D. Moore tells his story in “Life Without Parole: Justice being served or not, being a victim carries its own life sentence". Serving life in a prison no one knows about, Moore suffered sexual, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his father. When a person shares his story he often faces ridicule. I once had someone tell me that people who suffered abuse in childhood should not write books about it as adults. Often the ridicule comes from people who know the family and just can’t believe that people are not always the same once the door is closed. I disagree with them. There comes a time when you must stop sweeping things under the rug and face head on the experiences of the past. Writing a book often brings closure to the author; as the author admits writing is therapeutic.

The author stresses he is not seeking sympathy; instead he hopes to encourage others to tell their stories. He explains how the abuse he suffered as a child affected his behavior as an adult. At one time he was explosive. He would unexpectedly lose his temper. He still struggles to keep his temper in check. This book is told in what seems a confusing chronological order. However, the author had a perfectly good reason for his style. I was particularly touched by the retelling of how he ended his father’s reign of terror. The author points out that it is never really over. “You don’t ever stop being a victim.”

John Cozwell

I read this book thinking I would shrug my shoulders to another sad story of an adult surviving childhood abuse. I didn't get that and I was surprised at what I left with.
It is a story told from the heart and from the soul. No holds barred and straight from the hip. If society didn't want to knwo about child sexual and physical abuse, they will now.

Gunn Skavik

The book made me feel like he was talking to me telling me his story. The book took me to an unfamiliar place. It was heart wrenching knowing John had endured all he did growing up. I admire him for all he has accomplished, in spite of his tough childhood. 

Rachel Fink

Even through hard times its amazing to see the good at the end of a long dark tunnel. Very good read, highly suggested for anyone who needs to know what to do when they just dont know where to turn or what to do. Well done.