A CHANCE IN THE WORLD by: Steve Pemberton This new nonfiction book is now available at the Genoa Branch Library.
Raised with the name Steve Klakowicz, Steve always wondered about his origins. Taken from his mother at age three, Steve had no memory of his family. He spent his childhood with two abusive, foster families. His only respite was school. He excelled scholastically and won a full scholarship to Boston College. Eventually he was able to find out who his parents were, although both had died at young ages. When he found out who he "really was" he legally changed his last name to the name of his father's family. Even though he did find his family, his path was still filled with pain and heartache. It is a testament to human nature that Steve was able to rise above his terrible beginning and become a man of integrity. He is now married and is a loving father to three children. He works as the Divisional Vice-President and Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens.
Reviewed by Mimi Fintel - Branch Manager, Genoa Branch Library