At how many turning points in your life have you been offered a helping hand? Sean P. Hoggs tells us they were few and far between in his autobiography The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance (Author House Publishing).

Yet this powerful and gripping true-life story is not about surviving and succeeding on your own. Taking the reader from his abusive and turbulent childhood, through his struggles as a homeless teenager (in the violent inner city streets of Central New Jersey), to his incredible rise onto the national and international stage, Hoggs humbly and eloquently tells us why he chose to serve as a humanitarian and mentor. Because he believes everyone, regardless of age, race, socioeconomic background, start or station in life can triumph through education, and we can all use a helping hand.

If you ever hungered for an inspirational life story to help you overcome personal hardship or a challenge in life, The Bastard Child is a must read. It is time, Sean Hoggs says, to tell our at-risk youth that fame and fortune in sports and entertainment is an unlikely prospect, but a good life filled with love and family is realistic, rich in satisfaction and within their grasp no matter where they start out from.

"It is simply a story of hope," Hoggs says. "After all, the odds are against becoming a pro athlete or rapper. However, with an education, the percentages are in your favor to accomplish anything you want in life."

Sean P. Hoggs is a decorated retired military veteran of over 24 years. He has served as both a commissioned officer and an enlisted member of the United States Air Force. He is a native of Plainfield, NJ and is currently a Senior Aerospace Instructor in his home state of New Jersey.

Named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in 2007, he is a noted mentor and role model to inner city youth. An internationally recognized humanitarian, he is also proud to be a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee at the Plainfield, NJ High School. He currently lives in Columbus, NJ with his wife of twenty-five years and their son. They have four children in all, ranging in age from sixteen to twenty-seven.

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The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance
Author House Publishing
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Price: $13.31
ISBN-13: 978-1491832868


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