Middle Class White Suburb - Life: Transition
This book follows a young man as he makes the transition from a lifestyle of reckless partying and gambling into a mature parent in his late twenties. More
This is the first in a series of Ebooks which explore life as it exists in Middle Class White Suburbs across the United States. We will start in the middle of the author’s life with “Transition” which follows him as he journalizes his life for roughly two and a half years leading up to his 29th birthday. A period which begins shortly after the break up with the mother of his one and two year old children. Much of his life, for almost a decade at this point, is controlled by drinking, gambling, drugs, and irresponsible sexual behavior. Two months into this period he seeks and finds help to quit gambling. Over the next year he does not gamble at all and takes multi-week breaks from drinking only to return again with unfortunate results. One year after quitting gambling the other shoe drops and he seeks and finds help for drinking. This story will end after one year of abstinence from both drinking and gambling. Not surprisingly the drug use and unhealthy sexual behavior are also not part of this last year.
There are some minor footnotes along the way, however you are mostly dealing with raw journal entries and your opinions on them. I will jump back in at the end with some of my thoughts on this time period. I hope that this will prove informative reading for any male in his 20’s struggling with these kinds of problems. God knows there are enough of them out there. I suspect this will be especially interesting to those who love young men with these kinds of issues, particularly the poor parents.
I am submitting this version for free and all I ask is for feedback after reading.