My experience as a boy growing up in the late 1970s and early 1980s was overshadowed by fear. This memoir is my recollection of how I managed to navigate the abuse inflicted upon my siblings and me by our first stepfather. As early as age four, the three of us were taught to accept daily teachings from a man who instilled in us a deep fear of the world and of our own abilities. Through imagination, escape, and the ultimate realization that I had the power within me, I learned to manage my environment. ...