"It’s a wonderful story and you’re lucky enough and wise enough to see it through to the end." - Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Channel Ten, Australian TV Presenter
"I loved it." - Tim Elliot; Journalist, Author
"A truly amazing story, very engaging. Highly motivational, funny, couldn’t put it down." - Karen West, Author
When it comes to mischief and mayhem, Dean King is a boy who can rip it up with the best of them – stealing cars, smoking pot, dropping acid, and generally running amok – Dean has a no-holds-barred, fearless approach to life. Until his antics lead him to be charged for murder and put in a maximum-security prison at the tender age of fourteen.
Born in the suburb of Balmain, Sydney, to alcoholic parents, Dean does not seem to have much of a chance at life. In and out of boys homes and prisons for the next ten years, Dean learns some tough lessons in life, and undergoes some experiences that will change him forever. Finally, with one motive, to escape prison, he agrees to attend a rehabilitation programme, and it is here that profound changes take place, allowing Dean to find new ways of responding to the outside world.
Dean’s incredible journey from hardened criminal and drug user to an entrepreneur and multi-millionaire is an often humorous, sometimes moving, and always inspiring story of one man’s rise from a past of poverty and crime, to a new awareness and understanding of how to use what life throws at him to move upwards and forwards, to create a new and better version of himself.
This is Dean’s story, in his own words