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The purpose of this paper is to introduce, discuss, and analyze the book "Finding Fish: A Memoir" by Antwone Fisher. Specifically it discusses the book and the welfare system that let Antwone down. The paper relates that Antwone Fisher was a child with no family, a mother in prison, and a ward of the state, and he grew up in foster homes where he was abused and mistreated. The paper then looks at how the book shares Fisher's life story, and tells how he triumphed over adversity to become a successful player in Hollywood.
From the Paper:"The educational system failed him (at least until he met Mrs. Profit), by allowing him to skip school without notifying his family, and by turning a blind eye on what was happening to him at home. They ignored the signs of abuse and neglect, and they let him down when he needed them the most. In fact, all the social services agencies let him down in a variety of ways, from not doing a mental health evaluation on the Picketts to abandoning the children without regular check-ups and home visits. The system let all those foster children down by allowing them to remain in a terrible situation, and by not recognizing the situation in the first place. This illustrates how important the social welfare system is, and how easily it can be perverted. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fisher, A.Q, with M.E. Rivas. (2001). Finding fish: A memoir. New York: William Morrow.
Cite this Book Review:
"Finding Fish" (2008, August 07) Retrieved February 16, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/finding-fish-106513/
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