Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace

About the Author

Richard Preston was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  He introduced himself to alcohol at the tender age of six.  He never met a party he didn’t like.  The progressive disease of alcoholism and addiction soon crippled his dreams and aspirations. For 35 years, addiction, anger, and aggression ordered his steps.  Richard captivates as he tells of his darkest moments.  Follow along as he takes you on an epic journey down the super highway of self-destruction. Correctional facilities, suicide attempts, and Miller High Life became the norm for the former “Most Likely to Succeed.”  Pushed to the brink of disaster, fate stepped in.  Find out what happens when you combine the power of a brother’s love with the stroke of a judge’s pen.

This story is a true testament of the willpower and strength of a person who wants what most people take for granted.  Richard’s story will hopefully inspire people who need help conquering their addictions.

Foreword by Al Ferraro
Jacksonville, FL City Council District 2

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Thanks to all who have supported Serenity Granted! Get ready! Book 2 will be available soon…. The Absence of Serenity – The Untold Struggle with Addiction. Taking Pre-orders soon!

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Accepting Hardship as a Pathway to Peace