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By Peter Likins

By so much bills Pete Likins has had a profitable lifestyles. yet his own accomplishments are just the backdrop for the genuine story—the tale of his relatives, whose trials and triumphs carry classes for plenty of American households within the twenty-first century.

This poignant yet finally empowering memoir tells the tale of Peter Likins, his spouse Patricia, and the six teenagers they followed within the Sixties, construction a relations beset through demanding situations that finally reinforced all bonds. With matters corresponding to inter-racial adoption, psychological ailment, drug habit, unwed being pregnant, and homosexuality entwined of their lives, the Likins’ story isn’t only a kinfolk memoir—it’s a narrative of the yankee adventure, a memoir with a message. With situations of race, age, and healthiness making all in their young children nearly unadoptable by way of Sixties criteria, Pat and Pete by no means strayed from the idea that loyalty and love may well construct a robust family.

Both Pete and Pat have served as lecturers, and Pete’s lengthy educational career—holding positions as a professor, dean, provost, after which president—illuminates greater than simply his own luck. Pete’s expert attainments produce a context for his kin tale, in which excessive achievements in academic, athletic, and fiscal phrases coexist with the fun and sorrows of this remarkable family.

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