The Last Two To Hang by Elwyn Jones

Fighting for My Life: the Confession of a Violent Offender by J. J. Joseph

Regular price $13.50 Sale

‘It will only be when men’s voices are clearly and consistently heard speaking out against [domestic] violence that real progress will be made … Joe has shown courage both in writing his story down and in allowing others to read it.’ Celia Lashlie In 2006 J J Joseph was convicted of a violent assault on his wife. His subsequent detention meant there was a very real possibility that he might never be reunited with her and might not see his children again. Full of remorse, Joseph accepted his punishment, worked through the counselling and anger management courses he was required to complete, and fought to see his family again. During this period he took a good hard look at his life: at his violent upbringing dominated by a father whose fists were his first resort, at his hostile relationship with his mother (also a victim of violence), at the heartbreaking suicide of his younger brother, at his father’s shocking murder, at his drug abuse and womanising. He was forced to see what other people saw: a frightening and violent man whose actions were unpredictable. It was then that he understood, for the first time, what his wife had to put up with and why she was sometimes reticent and withdrawn. Finally it was his love for her and his devotion to his children that pulled him through. Drug-and alcohol-free for over two years now, and determined to change his life, Joseph has now been accepted back into the heart of his family. In Fighting For My Life, Joseph talks openly about his family background and life experiences, and is unusually honest in describing his feelings. This book played a major part in bringing his wife and his mother back to him again, when they read and grasped the truth about Joseph. (warning — contains strong language) ABOUT THE AUTHOR J J Joseph is married with four children. He is Maori, in his thirties, and until recently worked in a meat-processing factory. J J has received lots of letters of support and would like to share this very special one: This 2008 Exisle Publishing Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 1877437271 SKU: 340644 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.