My Memoirs

Hanging On To My Dreams

ISBN-13: 978-0994027207 [Paperback]
 

     Hanging On To My Dreams is an inspiring autobiography that follows the first 23 years of Arnold Henry, a West Indian basketball player who overcomes many hurdles and disappointments on the road to fulfilling his American hoop dreams. The story starts with a portrayal of Arnold's Caribbean childhood in a difficult household where sports provided a dream and a means of escape.
     After becoming the first basketball player from Saint Lucia to be awarded a full basketball scholarship as a freshman as the highest level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States, Arnold Henry's victory lap took a dark turn as he saw more school leagues that he expected after being accused of a crime. This stirring narrative also deals with Arnold's struggle to integrate into the American culture and sports systems.
     Arnold Henry's will to succeed and his strength to hang on to his dreams illustrates how we can all attain our goals—no matter what society throws at us

Rebirth: Letting Go of the Past

ISBN-13: 978-0994027221 [Paperback]
 

​     Rebirth, the second book of Hanging On To My Dreams series, follows author Arnold Henry as he recounts his struggles with personal weaknesses, harsh realities, and many unexpected turns. As the young man matures, he is forced to abandon his preconceptions of becoming the perfect man and redefine his individual purpose. Love him or hate him, the book reveals the deepest kept secrets of a depressed boy, a determined basketball player, and a confused lover. Arnold encounters several life-changing events that, combined with haunting memories of his past and problems adjusting to a new life in Canada, nearly cause him to give up completely.

     This story is a true testimony of one man's journey to accept his wrongs and let go of what he cannot change before dreaming of a new future.

© 2020 Arnold Henry

 

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