Raised by a Village

Growing Up in Greenport

by John Sullivan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/24/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480822092
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480822108
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781480822115

About the Book

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.

About the Author

John Sullivan is the second son of Irish immigrants who was raised by a single, welfare mother. He overcame significant obstacles to become a teacher, CIA polygraph examiner, and published author. He lives in Reston, Virginia.