The Unexpected Journey

Fire and Gold

Non-Fiction - Memoir
192 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2021
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Author Biography

Dedrick Moone is a passionate individual with multiple roles and a heart for making a difference. As a devoted husband and proud girl-dad, he finds joy in his family and embraces the responsibilities that come with these cherished roles. Dedrick's journey as an author, philanthropist, humanitarian, book reviewer, international motivational speaker, and Toastmaster has allowed him to touch lives around the globe.

Driven by his desire to see others thrive, Dedrick has made it his life's mission to create a positive and enjoyable impact wherever he is given the opportunity. His presence has been recognized on television and various platforms, showcasing his expertise and inspiring others through his words and actions.

Beyond his personal achievements, Dedrick actively participates in professional organizations and serves as a spokesperson for nonprofit agencies. These affiliations further demonstrate his commitment to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

With a genuine passion for helping individuals be their best selves, Dedrick L. Moone continues to leave a positive and lasting impact, using his diverse skills and experiences to uplift and empower those he encounters.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Unexpected Journey: Fire and Gold is an absorbing rendition of true events where author Dedrick L. Moone describes his life experiences as a black disabled father trying to raise a daughter in contemporary America. After losing his job due to discrimination and constant harassment, Mr. Moone tries to find his own way. Meanwhile, his seven-year-old daughter is getting bullied by a friend with malicious intent. When systematic struggles with the legal system shut down all doors, Mr. Moone is left with no choice but to appeal to President Obama himself, of which he responds with an empathetic authority. While his fight against unethical abuse continues, he is forced to relocate to the state of North Carolina and suffers from constant bouts of insomnia and depression.

Powerful and gut-wrenching, The Unexpected Journey: Fire and Gold deeply resonates with the common man of today's working-class all over. Author Dedrick L. Moone pulls no punches in showcasing the horrors plaguing the working class of contemporary America and provides plenty of practical examples of how to counter them. Dedrick L. Moone's narrative feels authentic and rings true, and he delves into his real-life experiences in spectacular fashion to explore the troubles facing contemporary America. The usage of actual events and exhausting court battles provide the narrative with an added sense of urgency and legitimacy that is difficult to shrug off. At the end of the memoir, I couldn't help but appreciate Dedrick L. Moone's resolve and applauded the comeuppance that his detractors rightly deserved. Highly recommended.