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Joseph Dougherty shares his life growing up in Florida

“Joe’s Adventures: Fun on the River” is the author’s compelling life story that he wants to share with his readers.

Ormond Beach Florida – WEBWIRE

In Florida, the author and his family found peace and happiness… and a story to share to readers.

“Joe’s Adventures: Fun on the River” is the author Joseph Dougherty’s life story. During one unforgettable night in 1947, Joe’s mother woke him and his brother up to get away from his abusive father, who would often physically and emotionally abuse her. For Joe, women should not be treated that way. They deserved to be loved and respected. It pained him to see his mother in such a situation so he fled with his mother and his brother.
They chose Florida as their destination where his father can’t follow them. There, he and his finally experienced happiness and peace. For them, it was the perfect getaway where they had full access to the beach, the river, and the forest. They learned to fish, swim, and hunt, though the author advised his readers not to hunt snakes and alligators.
Readers will love to read “Joe’s Adventures: Fun on the River” as it will help them recall their own childhood.
“Joe’s Adventures: Fun on the River” will be displayed on the stalls in the upcoming 2018 London Intl Book Fair which will be happening on April 10 to 12, 2018. Save the date and get a copy.
Joe’s Adventures: Fun on the River
Written by: Joseph Dougherty
Published by: Xlibris
Date published: April 12, 2017
Paperback price: $19.99
About the Author
It was a cold and stormy February night in Detroit (1939) when Joe was born. Joe was eight years old in 1947 when his mother ran with her two boys from an abusive husband to Florida, where they would be out of his reach. It was then that Joe vowed that he would never treat a woman like that. Growing up in Daytona Beach was the best. This area offered everything that two boys could want—the ocean, the beach, a river for fishing, and the woods for hunting and camping.

As a young man, Joe completed high school and was active in the drama club. He won the best actor award in the state of Florida in 1958, the year he graduated. Joe took up scuba diving to explore Florida’s underwater caves and offshore reefs. Then Joe and a couple of diving buddies went to Cuba. A week later, Fidel Castro rolled into Havana with the full rebel army. They were glad to get out of there.

Joe took two years of college before the open road called. He and his best friend took off in Joe’s MG sports car, heading for California. This trip lasted three months. Joe decided it was time to get serious about life when he came back. He started an import auto parts business. He met Madalyn, and he knew she was the girl for him. He later sold the auto parts store and started working for Southern Bell Telephone Co. as an account executive for thirteen years. He was successful in opening the largest fireplace store in sixty-nine countries for thirty years. Joe is now seventy-seven years old and retired in Ormond Beach, Florida.

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