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David Crow

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David Crow is the author of the award-winning memoir The Pale-Faced Lie.

David spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he escaped his abusive childhood, graduated from college, and built a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC. Today, he is a mentor, speaker, and advocate for women and children. He donates a percentage of his royalties from The Pale-Faced Lie to Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque.

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David Crow Jennifer, thank you for asking. First I had to unlearn many terrible habits my father drummed into me. For instance, revenge isn't justice. Sometimes,…moreJennifer, thank you for asking. First I had to unlearn many terrible habits my father drummed into me. For instance, revenge isn't justice. Sometimes, you need to walk away from a hot head, meaning you aren't one yourself. I also observed my angels listed in the book and found that every one of them possessed empathy, kindness, sympathy and interest in other people. Slowly I learned to emulate the people I admired, but it was a long, slow process fraught with many mistakes. Over time, I learned to treat people the way I wanted to be treated. And my Navajo friends were the best examples of people who would be justified carrying a big grudge, but they never did. Very powerful example.

May I ask a brief favor from you? Would you mind posting a brief review on Goodreads and Amazon please? Thank you. I really appreciate your question. As for writing well, read everything and have an incredible editor as I did with Sandra Jonas. Best to you.(less)
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I wouldn’t be where I am today, or possibly even be alive, if it hadn’t been for the angels in my life. In my memoir, The Pale-Faced Lie, I describe the handful of kind people who saved me from following in my parents’ footsteps and, most importantly, who helped me not to give up hope.

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David Crow added a status update: I’m often asked how I managed to turn away from a life of crime and violence and even forgive my parents. This quote (recently posted by my publisher) is great advice. Read more in my memoir, The Pale-Faced Lie.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”—C.S. Lewis

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What an amazing story of survival and forgiveness from the eyes of a child as he grows into an adult. "
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"This book was worth reading. It was beautifully written and a real inspiration. I’m so glad to have heard David Crow’s story."
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Interesting to read about how difficult someone’s upbringing could be and how they succeeded in life. A world apart from my life! "
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“Be careful whenever everything is given to you,” Mr. Ashcroft said. “Because then you’ll be totally beholden to your masters.”
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“After running from pursuers a good part of my life, I was used to hiding in the shadows. But now, I was trying to save myself from the ultimate bully, my murderous father.”
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“No tie is as strong as family, making it the hardest one to break.”
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“After running from pursuers a good part of my life, I was used to hiding in the shadows. But now, I was trying to save myself from the ultimate bully, my murderous father.”
David Crow, The Pale-Faced Lie

“No tie is as strong as family, making it the hardest one to break.”
David Crow, The Pale-Faced Lie

“You can choose your friends but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don't.”
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“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Believe in yourself. Never quit.”
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“Be careful whenever everything is given to you,” Mr. Ashcroft said. “Because then you’ll be totally beholden to your masters.”
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