The Book of Laz

by Chris Iachetta



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/19/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480898349
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781480898325

About the Book

Chris—born Lazarus—had to contend with everything from abuse to assault and attempted murder growing up.
Whether it was his birth mother, his foster families, or adoptive parents, no one seemed to care about him or want him. Even the police were not on his side: At age sixteen, he was arrested for defending himself against abuse.
He spent birthdays and holidays alone in a group home, thinking of ways to end his life.
Everyone told him he would end up in jail or dead.
But at the group home, he met some people who changed his life. They put him in check, gave him love, taught him about basketball—and even took him to get a haircut and bought him sneakers.
While the odds were stacked against Chris, he beat them. This is the story of how he kept fighting and never let his past dictate his future.

About the Author

Chris Iachetta grew up in upstate New York. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mallory, and their cat, Nala. This is his first book.