Another Chance to Get It Right

Fourth Edition
Narrated by: Joe R. Lansdale
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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The acclaimed and ground breaking collection of short stories, poetry, and allegory by Andrew Vachss, one of the most powerful voices in the field of child protection. This work is an illumination of the realities of child abuse, juvenile violence...and tribute to the power of imagination. 

People Magazine says, "Another Chance is Dr. Seuss dressed up as a Scorsese movie, another on-target hit by an author who has made children his primary concern."

Another Chance to Get it Right offers a unique look at the potential of parenting, as much inspirational as it is instructional, both a blessing and a warning for us all.

©2016 Andrew Vachss (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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An Important Book

The book opens with a dedication:

“This is for all those Children of The Secret who refused to imitate their oppressors.
Pain-forged in the cruelest crucible
Reborn as the finest of our species
Protecting as they were never protected
Transcenders
who give us all
Another Chance to Get It Right”

As a fellow Child of the Secret, this really resonated with me.
The book is beautiful, lyrical, and full of heart.
It contains several short stories about children in various kinds of peril and how the danger in their world shapes who they become later.
It’s heavy subject matter that could easily be mismanaged, but it is performed with tenderness and wisdom by narrator Joe Lansdale.
I would recommend this book for anyone who has a child. Its honesty and it’s message are striking, and moved me to tears on more than one occasion.