Michael Maisey was excited the day he was locked up in the notorious Feltham Young Offenders Institute. He was going to be a legend to all his mates. The 16 year old was in for attempted murder. He was innocent of this particular crime but amongst the violent and dangerous young men on his wing he was about to learn exactly how far he’d go to survive.
In Young Offender we see what turned a good kid into a wanted criminal. Abused by his uncle, bullied at school, at the age of 12 he found the safety he craved in the ranks of a local gang in West London. He graduated from shoplifting to armed robbery and for five years Michael was in and out of Feltham, on a downward spiral of crime and drug and alcohol addiction. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But the road to recovery would mean changing himself in the deepest possible ways. Could Michael finally learn what it meant to be a good man?
Honest and inspiring, this is a powerful story of redemption. Today Michael is a successful businessman and a loving father who spends time helping others find their way.
"Courageous and brutally honest." (Ollie Ollerton, ex-Special Forces soldier)
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What an incredible man
What a story, brilliantly told by the author full of hope. Fantastic! Well done Michael
- Timothy Hill
I’ve spent the last 8 hours reading this book both on the Kindle and on Audible. It is truly powerful and inspiring to absorb how a troubled young boy and teenager who went through unimaginable turmoil has pulled himself together and turned his life into a success story. Most of all, I respect Michael’s honestly. This book is unlike the dozens of similar “zero to hero” books, many of which are righteous and self-promoting. This piece of work is as authentic as it gets and the Michael you get to know throughout the journey of his book is the same Michael in real life... honest and genuine. Buy it for you and for friends and family!