Sheldon Porter is an assertive Writing and Literature major who has captured the attention of administrators at his college. When Sheldon accepts an invitation from the administration to represent his college in a nationwide essay writing contest, he soon discovers that to have even a chance of winning, he'll have to confront memories, and a host of emotions that he thought he'd locked away—ironically, the same repressed memories that have driven him to excel.
Finding My Way: the torn years, is a memoir that reflects upon the rites of passage through which every teen must travel on his or her journey to adulthood. Sheldon's account will inspire teenagers experiencing the pain of not fitting in, peer pressure, bullying, and wrestling with societal expectations. Finding My Way also encourages adults who may feel that in the course of living, they missed their chance to explore their dreams and life potential.
Whirling through a weaving music-based theme that underscores his memory of the community in which he was raised, Sheldon's thoughtful account brings us with him through a nostalgic, candid, sad and sometimes humorous journey back to his childhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York.
Sheldon was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. He grew up spending summers with his grandparents on their farm on the outskirts of Tarboro, North Carolina. He currently lives in Queens with his domestic partner, Kay and has two beautiful twin granddaughters.read more