I have had my share of trials and tribulations, made my mistakes and learned my lessons. None of this sets me apart or makes me better in any way than anyone else. The only difference is, I wrote it down. I dug through the pain, sifted through the heartache, trudged through the depression and managed to keep a record. To be clear, ne of what I have to say is universally right or fundamentally wrong, r do I expect it to contain some profound truth for all mankind. For every pain I suffered, I caused an equal amount (if t more) to others. At times, I am the definition of an a*****e, the quintessential piece of s**t. I've fought with every single person I have ever loved (literally). So why this book? I suppose it serves as a long overdo explanation in the form of one man's poetic telling of his journey. Above all, it's honest. I make apologies. I expect sympathy. Any artist worth his salt will tell you the road is t straight or he's a liar and he shouldn't call himself one. So I'm inviting you to pack a change of underwear, strap in, and come along for the ride. My name is Dayne Alexander I was born in Houston, Texas; the product of an incredibly strong mother and an abusive, garbage, good for thing, waste of life unfit to carry the title of father. My mom divorced him when I was around 5 and moved my sister and I to Austin, Texas where we were raised by our grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins on my mother's side of the family. We moved around quite a bit while my mother looked for work and eventually ended up in Chicago with her abusive boyfriend. We suffered through years of more physical, mental, and emotional abuse before my family stepped in and drove him out of our lives. I spent the years that followed in pursuit of what I felt would make me better than all that pain. I have wanted to be an artist as far back as I can remember. When we lived with my grandparents I would walk through the field in the rain and make up songs to sing to the sky at like 7 years old. That was merely the beginning...A Telling is the rest.