In this profound memoir, reformed skinhead Meeink, with assistance from Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story. The author relates his own story of being born into a family of drug addicted parents and abuse. Rootless and without parental oversight or care. Frank Meeink’s life story involves a lot of luck — both good and bad. For many who crossed his path when he was a racist, ruthlessly violent.

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Frank entered the Betty Ford Hazelden clinic and learning how PTSD could affect his sobriety and relationships with his wife and family has been life changing.

May 04, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: But this is a true story. Mar 27, Nona Carrasco rated it it was amazing. This book was written from such raw intensity. I swear, if Jesse Helms himself had skipped a couple of barber appointments, those farm boys would have thought recovdring was a Jewish communist.

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

It was too hot for a flight jacket, but his narrow suspenders looked just like the ones the skinheads in the city always wore, except his were red and, from what I remembered, the South Street auotbiography usually wore blue suspenders.

We’re very proud of being Irish. It’s a stirring story, powerful in imagery. Of course, it had been a lot of years since my dad had really been sober.

They told me I could become a warrior. Both chose drugs and alcohol, and his mother chose an abusive stepfather. I only remembered bits and pieces of what Shawn and his friends had taught me, but I remembered enough to know better than to ever confuse a neo-Nazi skinhead with a Skinhead Ot Racial Prejudice, a.

They’d already ignited Shawn and a couple of other guys in the area. There is a lack of any real deep regret and he portrays an overhanging sense that he was actually really proud of being such a bad-ass. Newspaper clippings about skinheads wallpapered the room. During his time in prison Meeink ends up playing football with Vice Lords and becoming close friends with two African American teen prisoners. It was interesting to read about how a teenager became so angry and full of hate They didn’t even bother to hide their drinking or their pot-smoking.


Where Sminhead mom “signs him in? I seriously recommend this book to everyone not too young I guess.

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead by Frank Meeink

And in that pit, being the biggest guy with a shaved head meant acceptance, even if you did have a long-hair riding on your shoulders. The book not only discusses his life as a skinhead but it deals with his addictions to drugs and alcohol. He started in on pot first thing every morning, rolling a doobie while his coffee brewed.

But there are probably still a lot of stories to be told by people willing to share them. I caught the tail-end of an interview on his show earlier this week and downloaded the book through the magic of Kindle while I walked across the parking lot into my office.

Naturally this didn’t go over well. The kid looked like he was going to shit his pants on the spot. No, I think he would feel all of those things would be a cop-out.

Meink wrote that Dr. After some life chaning experience, he understood what life is all about and reinvented himself completely. After two years in the ring with a full-grown boxer, I knew how to take a punch.

All rights to these are reserved. I did not autobikgraphy for the wriitng stylethe whole time, but his story kept me turning pages. Roy was the first person who asked why he believed what recoveging did was right. And I couldn’t wait to get up there that summer and live there all summer.

I really hope that Frank is able to continue on the positive path that he is on by the end of the book.


A ‘Recovering Skinhead’ On Leaving Hatred Behind

By then, we were old enough to try to scam on the punk chicks. Read it because we shouldn’t pull the wool recoovering our own eyes and pretend it doesn’t happen. Worst of all, the Jews who controlled Hollywood were brainwashing whites to think “race-mixing” was cool.

Some of the skinheads were Irish, autoobiography were Italian, some were black, but no matter what, they were all really tight with each other, kind of like a corner, only they had all of South Street.

z I think the adults in that house actually tried to hide the hard stuff from us kids, but they were too fucked up to pull it off.

Despite loving extended family, no one protects Meeink from savage beatings from his stepfather, the emotional abuse and indifference from both his mother and father, and the constant fear he lives in as he bounces xkinhead low-performing, dangerous elementary and middle schools. Frank Meeink Jody M.

At fourteen, he shaved his head. Readers gain insight into the thoughts and emotions experienced by a violent offender during the commission of his crimes in a raw, unromantic form. And he kind of introduces me to it. The plain curtains that once covered the sliding glass doors had been replaced by two flags: Thanks for telling us about skkinhead problem. But after a few days, I saw enough to know, without doubt, he was an addict.

I would rate this book a solid ten skinyead of ten. There wasn’t one specific event that led Frank to become a hateful person nor a specific event that made him realize how stupid and nonsensical racisim is.