Antwone Quenton Fisher
Finding Fish shows how, out of this unlikely mix of deprivation and hope, an artist was born-first as the child who painted the feelings his words dared not to speak, then as a poet and storyteller who would eventually become one of Hollywood's most sought-after screenwriters
A tumultuous and ultimately gratifying tale of self-discovery written in Fisher's gritty yet melodic literary voice, Finding Fish is an unforgettable reading experience."
Concepts, Principles, Techniques
B. Bad things that people had done to you sticks with you forever; you can forgive, but can never forget.
C. The way you act reflects on how you were raised.
"You know, Fish, opportunity comes in life only a few times. And when it does, you gotta grab it."
This quote was a gift of advice given to Antwone Fisher by a prisoner named, Mario Gambio. In 1993, Antwone Fisher recieved a great opportunity to finish his story of his life, and have it put into a screenplay. Remembering this advice, Antwone Fisher took the opportunity right away, and is now a millionaire. I think the advice Mario Gambio had given to Fisher meant a very important life lesson. I personally find it very true that great opportunities like this only comes a few times in life.
"...child and brother like to urinate in waste baskets, closets, and bottles during the day.
This was false. Why Mizz Pickett made it up, I couldn't say."
This passage is an important part of the book. The reason why I think that it's important is because it proves that every time Antwone had done something very little wrong, Mrs. Pickett would beat him. During her visits with social workers, she'd tell and exaggerate to them what he had done making her look like the innocent one, and a very hard-working mother. Even though Antwone knows what she's saying is not true, he couldn't say anything because he was scared of standing up for himself against Mrs. Pickett and feels worthless due to his low self-esteem.
Something that Surprised Me
I would rate this book a 5/5 because the book was incredibly inspirational. Enduring so many abuse at a young age, and challenges throughout life, Antwone Quenton Fisher had managed to escape those nightmares and became a successful man. I find it amazing how strong Fisher is having to only depend on himself at such a young age and learning so many things about himself. No matter how much Fisher had gone through, he had never given up, and now has become successful regardless of his past. I think that people who had been abused before or, people, in general, should read this book because they will certainly be inspired, and learn something new.