For nine-year-old Mickey, the early fifties were not the Ozzie and Harriet fantasy of love and security. Instead, they were years of abandonment, unimaginable cruelty, and virtual slavery. This memoir reveals Mickey’s devastating experiences of being handed off from one abusive person to another ... all in the name of survival.
About the Author
Robert M. Shafer (1942 - 2020) grew up as a Chicago slum boy and abandoned child. Robert served 1960-1964 in the US Navy and worked thirty-five years as a film/video editor in San Francisco. His childhood experiences inspired much of his writing. Robert is the author of Mickey: The Giveaway Boy and was recognized in 2020 as a Redwood Writers Poet of Merit.