Transformational Author & Speaker
In Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Came Wrapped in Sandpaper, doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, people just like you, tell how they were thrust into extraordinarily difficult circumstances and how they found the strength, not just to survive, but to triumph.
Throughout her life, Melissa Jesperson Moore has had to hide her true identity. She had to pretend that life was perfect after her parents divorced and she was suddenly uprooted from everything familiar and loving. She had to be silent, and to pretend not to be disturbed or upset when her father did things like brutally strangling stray animals in front of her.
From his youth, TJ Leyden was taught to fight, to hurt, and to hate. Cunningly brilliant and deceptively clean-cut, TJ found that life with the Skinheads was exactly what he—and they—needed. Quickly rising to the top, TJ recruited members for the Skins, and in return he earned a name and a reputation as one of the most powerful men in the White Power Movement. With a skill for fanning the fires of hatred and an ability to elude the law, it seemed that nothing would stop TJ—that is, until he became a father.