Estranged from her highly-dysfunctional childhood family and an escapee from an unhappy marriage, a divorced mother of two makes an impulsive decision to provide a temporary home to her younger brother. The catch? He's on parole. Unaware of her brother Frank's lengthy criminal record, Donna takes him in and devotes herself to the idea that she can help rehabilitate him. The book chronicles their lives and relationship for a dozen roller coaster years of friendship, rock 'n roll, courts, crime, drugs, AIDs and unconditional love, as she tries to save him...from himself.
Donna Abear lives in northern Illinois with her loving husband, one (and sometimes two) of her four children, and two quirky dogs who worship her without good reason. Formerly an award-winning humor columnist, she is the author of a humor book, Mom...You're Not Naked, Are You?, and a play Sprucey, the Blue Christmas Tree.