The Pale-Faced Lie – Mariahilff.de

Audiobook memoir , narrated by Kaipo Schwab I felt every peak and valley of David Crow s emotional memoir It s filled with hurt It s painfully honest It s devastatingly sad After all is said and done after neglect, abuse, murder, wrongdoings chaos, dysfunction HEARTBREAK After the shocking and unbelievable, unimaginable, horrific life traumas What remains, long after reading is the power of forgiveness NOT JUST THE PRETEND TECHICAL ASPECTS of FORGIVENESS..but the grueling proces Audiobook memoir , narrated by Kaipo Schwab I felt every peak and valley of David Crow s emotional memoir It s filled with hurt It s painfully honest It s devastatingly sad After all is said and done after neglect, abuse, murder, wrongdoings chaos, dysfunction HEARTBREAK After the shocking and unbelievable, unimaginable, horrific life traumas What remains, long after reading is the power of forgiveness NOT JUST THE PRETEND TECHICAL ASPECTS of FORGIVENESS..but the grueling process leading up to it the almost impossible ability to do so and the fight with oneself to let it all go the blame, the injustice, the anger and judgments, the righteousness, even when right , to experience wholeness inner peace and love extremely insightful, inspiring, and captivating I asked myself If I lived through the childhood that David didwould I have been able to forgive everything And if not.why And it notwould I suffer inside forever Is forgiveness the only way out The gripping hard knock life events, David survived, left me with deep thoughts about forgiveness The take away power was his strength and personal humanity I m left examining forgiveness to its fullest This intimate true story made me think about nature versus nurture David Crow s coming of age obstacles we re beyond challengingHis character of a human being is nonpareil 4.5 star rating I want to start by saying how happy I am that David Crow decided to share his story and write The Pale Faced Lie As someone who also had a difficult childhood although the craziness ended for me when I was 12 and I wasn t a little hellion I can understand how hard it would be to put your story out in the world for people to judge His experiences were so hard to read about, but I m glad I had a chance to read this book and I applaud him for writing it The Pale Faced Lie really opened my eyes I want to start by saying how happy I am that David Crow decided to share his story and write The Pale Faced Lie As someone who also had a difficult childhood although the craziness ended for me when I was 12 and I wasn t a little hellion I can understand how hard it would be to put your story out in the world for people to judge His experiences were so hard to read about, but I m glad I had a chance to read this book and I applaud him for writing it The Pale Faced Lie really opened my eyes to what life was like on a Navajo Indian Reservation in the 50s and 60s and I feel like I learned a lot of different things, not just about the author s life I also really liked the pictures that were included in the book and I really wish there had beenof them I love memoir s that include pictures so I can get little snapshots of what people actually looked like and put names to faces Crow has a fascinating life story, and one that I know will stick with me a long time His dad was an interesting, to put it nicely, man and I couldn t believe some of the things that happened in this book.I ended up reading the beginning of The Pale Faced Lie, but then I switched over to audio which I think is the way to go with this book Even though the author doesn t narrate it, I really enjoyed the narrator Kaipo Schwab and think he did a fantastic job bringing David Crow s story to life If you are going to read this book I would recommend having the physical copy for the pictures and doing the audio for actually reading it Song s the book brought to mind Help by The BeatlesFinal Thought For David Crow s story, you really do have to read it to believe it So many crazy things happen in this book, and you definitely get the picture of what a dysfunctional family he had I really felt for him and I wouldn t wish most of what happened on anyone no matter what If you are looking for a fascinating memoir, you will find it in The Pale Faced Lie My many thanks to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own This is a heartbreaking, utterly riveting memoir The writing is absolutely fantastic Crow describes growing up under circumstances I cannot image surviving With an abusive father and mentally disturbed mother, his older sister became the de facto mother at the age of seven to him, who was then three, and little baby Sam For a long time, his father wouldn t let him get glasses that his teachers said he needed Even when David could finally see, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which his father This is a heartbreaking, utterly riveting memoir The writing is absolutely fantastic Crow describes growing up under circumstances I cannot image surviving With an abusive father and mentally disturbed mother, his older sister became the de facto mother at the age of seven to him, who was then three, and little baby Sam For a long time, his father wouldn t let him get glasses that his teachers said he needed Even when David could finally see, he was diagnosed with dyslexia, which his father decided meant that David was stupid, and there was no way that he was going to pay for his son to have any help learning to read.The violence and hideous living conditions David Crow describes growing up with are gut wrenching What could it be like to know your father is a murderer with no remorse, someone who would easily kill you and actively tried to get you to help kill your mother when you were ten years old and then stepmother The whole story is harrowing, but it makes for a fast, unputdownable read.Forreviews, please visit I know Dave personally and have worked with him professionally Over the years we ve attended social events, sporting events, business meetings, and have golfed together In the course of our conversations I ve picked up numerous snippets of his family relationships, hints of abuse, many stories of his childhood antics, and experiences of growing up on a reservation I ve witnessed, first hand, his present social values and work ethics Yet, when I read the book I was absolutely dumbfounded The I know Dave personally and have worked with him professionally Over the years we ve attended social events, sporting events, business meetings, and have golfed together In the course of our conversations I ve picked up numerous snippets of his family relationships, hints of abuse, many stories of his childhood antics, and experiences of growing up on a reservation I ve witnessed, first hand, his present social values and work ethics Yet, when I read the book I was absolutely dumbfounded The book was brutally revealing, shocking, and hilarious all at the same time I was constantly rooting for the good guys, completely forgetting that I already knew the end of the story I read a lot and flew through this book It was almost impossible for me to put down and I kept asking myself if I enjoyed it so much because I knew Dave or because it was an outstanding book I came to the conclusion that Dave is a good friend and a great guy who happened to write an outstanding book that most people will enjoy I can t fully comment about my reactions and emotions to David s autobiography I have known him for 40 plus years as a Sigma Chi brother and close friend I cannot write all I want to about my reactions to this true account of his life because I would give away too much background that would be a spoiler to a loving or tragic or bittersweet ending As close to David as I am, I was shocked at events in the book WOW I grew up in such a loving family that was middle class and substantially finan I can t fully comment about my reactions and emotions to David s autobiography I have known him for 40 plus years as a Sigma Chi brother and close friend I cannot write all I want to about my reactions to this true account of his life because I would give away too much background that would be a spoiler to a loving or tragic or bittersweet ending As close to David as I am, I was shocked at events in the book WOW I grew up in such a loving family that was middle class and substantially financially secure I can t believe Dave grew up to be such a NORMAL friend, parent, husband, sibling, great fraternity brother and such a productive member of society from his work on Capital Hill to Big Brother and Big Sister programs He is an amazing guy and great friend to all who know him His book is a true testament of love of family, where he was abused, emotionally and physically, and him overcoming so much to be such a great friend to so many and a benefit to society An amazing true story about a boys journey to survive and ultimately succeed dispite a horrific childhood Raised by a monster of a father, the author overcame incredible hardships growing up on the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona This book is a page turner, full of action and adventure It pulls no punches, literally and figuratively As the story s timeline unfolds it spans the country from his fathers incarceration as a violent criminal in San Quentin , to the poverty stricken Navajo re An amazing true story about a boys journey to survive and ultimately succeed dispite a horrific childhood Raised by a monster of a father, the author overcame incredible hardships growing up on the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona This book is a page turner, full of action and adventure It pulls no punches, literally and figuratively As the story s timeline unfolds it spans the country from his fathers incarceration as a violent criminal in San Quentin , to the poverty stricken Navajo reservation and hardscrabble streets of Gallup New Mexico, to the green fairways of Burning Tree Country Club in Maryland and even the halls of the US congress The book teaches many lessons How to love, how to hate, how to survive and overcome disabilities Ultimately it teaches us how to flourish and forgive Thank you Dave Crow for having the courage and conviction to share your important life story with us Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies, and even murder A shrewd con artist, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding David s mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn t protect him One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her homeless and destitute Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his fatherThrough sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success When he finally found the courage to refuse his father s criminal demands, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston CrowWith lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty four hours to outsmart his father the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life The Pale Faced Lie is a searing, raw, palpable memoir that reminds us what an important role our parents play in our lives Most of all, it s an inspirational story about the power of forgiveness and the ability of the human spirit to rise above adversity Have to be honest As much as I wanted to like it, I wasn t crazy about this one The abuse depicted was horrible, but much of the book is difficult to believe If true, I question the author s judgment at the least in participating in his father s schemes well after the point where he became an adult It s also never explained why his father held so tightly onto his own mythology we re never given the opportunity to understand his lies and what prompted them Even if the author was unabl Have to be honest As much as I wanted to like it, I wasn t crazy about this one The abuse depicted was horrible, but much of the book is difficult to believe If true, I question the author s judgment at the least in participating in his father s schemes well after the point where he became an adult It s also never explained why his father held so tightly onto his own mythology we re never given the opportunity to understand his lies and what prompted them Even if the author was unable to get his father to speak openly about his life in a meaningful way, I don t think his own educated guesses would have been out of line For those interested, it s a very quick and easy read nothing at all complicated or complex here My daughter suggested reading this book She is a published author and explained it may be a tough read because of the severe neglect and brutality that David, Lonnie, Sam and Sally endured However this is an inspirational story of how mindset and hope bring resilience I began reading and couldn t stop until the end It was engaging and had me cheering for David and his siblings all throughout the chapters.Thank you for having the courage to tell your harsh childhood story so others can learn My daughter suggested reading this book She is a published author and explained it may be a tough read because of the severe neglect and brutality that David, Lonnie, Sam and Sally endured However this is an inspirational story of how mindset and hope bring resilience I began reading and couldn t stop until the end It was engaging and had me cheering for David and his siblings all throughout the chapters.Thank you for having the courage to tell your harsh childhood story so others can learn to havelove, understanding and empathy We needEvelyns, the Coach and good influencers in a young mans life to help make a difference These angels touched his life with love and compassion when it was desperately needed Bravo David Crow This was a powerful memoir of David Crow s life Though hard to read at time due to the extreme abuse that was being recalled, this story is important Some of it is hard to believe, but being someone who has seen manipulation take its course on someone s life, I know the truth can sometimes seem unbelievable It is hard to believe and admit that there are terrible people in the world like Crow s parents who thrive and feed off of other people s weaknesses But in retrospect, it is imperative to This was a powerful memoir of David Crow s life Though hard to read at time due to the extreme abuse that was being recalled, this story is important Some of it is hard to believe, but being someone who has seen manipulation take its course on someone s life, I know the truth can sometimes seem unbelievable It is hard to believe and admit that there are terrible people in the world like Crow s parents who thrive and feed off of other people s weaknesses But in retrospect, it is imperative to remember that most people grow to understand and realize the negativity was not their fault.I commend David Crow for growing to be the complete opposite of his parents, but yet still being able to try to have a relationship with both of them It takes a strong person to do that