Author Michael Mason has experienced the dangerous encounters of street life that are viewed as part of the game. Where every man is for himself — friend against friend for money and fame. This was the era when crime and violence were highlighted as a model for successful living. A period when no one dared to speak the truth about the destruction of the streets, gangs, drugs, and the harsh reality of prison life.
After serving over 20 years in prison for a non-violent offense, he decided not to sit back idly and selfishly while young men foolishly and ignorantly mimicked his steps and made poor decisions that would, in the long run, destroy their futures.
No one warned him about the path he chose and the detrimental effects that accompanied his decisions, so out of selflessness and a sincere concern for these young men, sons, brothers, future husbands, and fathers, Mr. Mason took it upon himself to expose the ugliness of “Street Life.”
He wants teens and adolescents to know the truth about a life that is dressed in the fine apparel of riches and fame, but inwardly means a life of death, grief, embarrassment, imprisonment, and hopelessness. This book was written in hopes of saving at least one life, if not many more.