Meet & Greet / Book Signing with RI Author/CEO Michael G. Cooley"Rock Bottom...From the Streets To Success" March 30th, 6-8pm, Barnes & Noble, Middletown, RI
Michael G. Cooley, of Coventry, RI, author of "Rock Bottom...From the Streets To Success" will speak and sign his book at Barnes & Noble, 1311 West Main Road in Middletown on Friday, March 30th from 6-8pm.
Cooley's book details his life beginning as a member of two dysfunctional, abusive families. He was bounced from school to school and from city to city. As a teenager, he turned to gangs and drugs for a sense of acceptance. Eventually, he ended up homeless, sleeping on rooftops and in alleys, and living out of his car.
After living as an abused child, a homeless and drug-addicted teenager, and a completely lost young adult, Mike decided to start over as a different person - he would take a path he never knew existed.
"Rock Bottom...." tells Mike's story from his childhood in the 60s until today. With the kindness of strangers, he put his life together to become a success in business and in his personal life. Today, Cooley is a business development executive with over 20 years experience. His career took him from working in the mail room, with no college education, to being the CEO of a multi-million dollar company.
Cooley says, "I tell my story hopefully to inspire others who were like me, or experiencing even half of what I did; to encourage people in a position to change someone's life to take a chance on someone in need - be that model - extend your hand. I don't say I was a broken man. I am a broken man. With many flaws. I have made many bad choices along the way, but I also made just enough right choices to survive and be here today to look in the mirror and say, 'Why am I here?' I am here to make a difference. I am here to help others. I have a purpose and a mission to use my past to make a difference in the future!"
"Rock Bottom - from the streets to success" retails for $16.99. To learn more about Mike's path and his book, log onto michaelgcooley.tateauthor.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Nancy Thomas, Tapestry Communications at email@example.com, 401-447-8182.
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