I’ll Be Your Light

You Have to Be Strong to Survive

by Mannie Veneno



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665720939
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665720946
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781665720953
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781665725033

About the Book

Neglect, abuse, and starvation all are part of Mannie Veneno’s family legacy of pain. Starting in Pakistan, where his grandmother was married to an abusive husband, the cycle would continue for three generations. His mother was forced to marry a Pakistani gangster at a young age. Even after moving to the United States for a better life, she, Mannie, and his siblings were victims of his nightmarish rage. With an abusive dad and a mom who couldn’t walk away, Mannie didn’t have role models to emulate. Everyone around him was either gang members, criminals, or addicts—and he didn’t see a clear path forward. Making matters worse, he was often bullied in school and teased because of his poor English. As an adult making his way in the world, Mannie now has a choice: continue the cycle or be a light in the darkness, a hope for others to keep going.

About the Author

Mannie Veneno spent his childhood in a violent, abusive home before graduating high school and working several jobs to support his mom and siblings when his father finally abandoned them. He enjoyed a lucrative career selling marijuana to support his family. However, after experiencing real love for the first time, he embarked on a new path to create a life based on his true purpose, one where love comes first.