Author John Sullivan describes himself as an underachiever, much more driven by the fear of failure than the urge to succeed. Growing up in Greenport, New York, there were neither great expectations nor dire predictions as to how he would turn out. But many have been pleasantly surprised at his success; none more so than Sullivan himself.
In Raised by a Village, he offers both a thank you and tribute to the people of Greenport who helped him survive a challenging childhood and attain a degree of success Sullivan never dreamed possible as a child. This memoir describes a host of challenges including a lack of financial resources, a paucity of nutritious food, substandard housing, poor hygiene, insufficient medical/dental care, and negligent, but very loving, parental care.
Raised by a Village presents an up-close and personal picture of who Sullivan was and how he became the man he is today, showing he was not only was raised by a village but raised well.