Hope's Boy by Andrew Bridge audiobook

Hope's Boy: A Memoir

By Andrew Bridge
Read by David Drummond

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200138227

  • ISBN: 9798200138210

  • ISBN: 9798200138234

Runtime: 10.42 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Andrew Bridge was seven years old, he and his mother—a mentally unstable woman who loved her child more than she could care for him—slid deeper and deeper into poverty, until they were reduced to scavenging for food in trash bins. Welfare officials did little more than threaten to take Andrew away, until a social worker arrived with a police escort and did just that while his mother screamed on the sidewalk. And so began Andrew's descent into the foster care system—"care" being a terrible irony, as he received almost none for the next eleven years. Academic achievement was Andrew's ticket out of hell—a scholarship to Wesleyan University led to Harvard Law School and a Fulbright Scholarship. Now an accomplished adult, he has dedicated his life to working on behalf of the frightened children still lost in the system. Hope's Boy is his story, a story of endurance and the power of love and, most of all, of hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

David Drummond's delivery of narrative is straightforward and well paced.... Drummond's portrayal of Andy has the longing and wistfulness of a son who adores his mother and grieves their parting. AudioFile
“Bridge…has provided remarkable insights into a dark corner of American society.” Publishers Weekly
“David Drummond’s delivery of narrative is straightforward and well paced…Drummond’s portrayal of Andy has the longing and wistfulness of a son who adores his mother and grieves their parting.” AudioFile
“An inspiring account.” Library Journal
“Bridge has written an affecting, moving memoir which in the end is a poignant cry for rethinking our foster care system. Hope’s Boy will stay with you long after you’ve put it down.” Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Bridge

Author Bio: Andrew Bridge

Andrew Bridge spent eleven years in foster care in Los Angeles before earning a scholarship to Wesleyan University. He went on to Harvard Law School and was also a Fulbright Scholar. Formerly the CEO and general counsel of the Alliance for Children’s Rights, he lives in New York City. He remains a dedicated and vocal advocate for children in foster care.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English