A BOY WHO MATTERED by Marshall Frank

Announcing the release of my non-fiction book, “A Boy Who Mattered,” Independently published by Frankly Speaking Enterprises through Amazon (KDP).

     In January of this year, my son, Bennett A. Frank, died at the age 58 of from a mixed overdose of three powerful drugs. He had lived a floundering life in and out of dependency, yet he was loved by many including his son, daughter, brother and father. He wasn’t a bad person. He was, simply, a diehard drug addict with a weak constitution.

     While I certainly grieved, like millions before me, I thought it would be worthwhile to share the story of this complicated life with others who are either suffering from powerful addiction, or are emotionally and physically tied to a sufferer. I hope there is something significant that can be learned from Bennett’s struggle by turning a negative into a positive, imparting the highs and lows, struggles and mistakes along the way.  The book is for those who suffer from the disease of addiction, or – equally important — for others in the arena including loved ones, family and friends who struggle as they hopelessly watch a human deteriorate day by day.

     The following paragraph is the standard promo, including the ordering of books.

A BOY WHO MATTERED – Examining the Roots of Drug Addiction

Independently Published| July 2019 
ISBN: 9781080157594 | Paperback: $14.95

In “A Boy Who Mattered” author Marshall Frank draws the reader into the pathetic life of his firstborn son, Bennett, who entered the drug world in his preteens, turned on by a family member. This ultimately opened the doors of dependency sickness, failure and homelessness that profoundly affected many others, friends and family, for forty years. This saga focuses on the root causes of dependency and what could be done about it. Hopefully, this story will guide abusers and loved ones about options on how to combat this dreaded disease. If but one human being is saved, Bennett’s struggle will not have been in vain.

     Signed-by-author books can be obtained directly for $15 and no shipping costs. For more info, just e-mail: MLF283@aol.com or send check to: P.O. Box 411841, Melbourne, Fl. 32941. Books are also available via amazon.com for the $14.95 retail price plus shipping.

     (Info about all my 15 books can be accessed at www.marshallfrank.com )

One Response to A BOY WHO MATTERED by Marshall Frank

  1. Don G. August 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

    What a fascinating, powerful book.I couldn’t put it down. Read it in one sitting. It gave me a new appreciation for you and Suzanne, two of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known. You were a truly patient father, and a great husband to a lot of wives. I’m glad you “found” Suzanne. You have had an amazing life. No one at the Creative Arts Foundation could possibly guess at the strife you have overcome over the years. I’m proud of you for never giving up on your son, even though most people probably would have.

    I also loved the vignettes at the end of the book. Lacey was/is very impressive. She appears to be a beautiful woman, inside and out! No question that she loved her father.

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