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100 Years, A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle is a true story of how one man realizes that his family wasted more than one hundred years in prison. This is more than another street and drugs tale. This story is made up of courage, determination and even love. Mark is now taking responsibility for the mistakes that he made in his life. During his teenage years, he started usi ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by In Pursuit of Freedom Publishing (first published February 11th 2015)
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Tanya (Tee)
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.


When I subscribe to this giveaway, I didn't notice it was a memoir.
So when I received the book I was not sure about it.
Then I've started it. At first I wasn't really interested. But then, the more I read the more I liked it. It turn out to be really interesting.
Sometime life isn't easy, but we made it more difficult by our own choices.
Mark tried to make us understand that in life we must be responsible for our actions and that we must
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R.W. Lang
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Memoir of an inner city youth who grew up in the projects and on the street. As a preteen drug user, Mark's ambition was to be a hustler, and he made it happen. After he was busted and sent to prison the first time, he returned to the streets as a hustler, but not a user. During his second stint in prison, Mark realized the men in his family spent a combined 100 years in prison, had a baby daughter, and decided to move in a different direction. He started reading, got his high school diploma, an ...more
Anne Martin
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Difficult not to feel sorry for Mark, but difficult to feel much empathy for him either. He decided to do what he liked as a young man, and if prison was a consequence, why not? He describes his awakening in his book, how he decided o get out of he vicious circle and get his GED, go to college, get a job. The writing felt very flat for me though I expected to feel sympathy for his courage. I did not, I remained outside, wondering how such a kid could end up hustling and not caring for years.
Gabrielle
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I received a copy of this book free from the good-reads first-reads program. I really enjoyed the story and I thought that Marks honesty was incredible. Anyone looking for a book that is a non-fiction and is looking for an an honest, inspiring story should read this book.
Talea
The writing could have been better, but it kept my interest and helped give a little insight into the lives of some loved ones that have similar struggles.
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Mark L Baynard is an author, youth advocate, and a true success story. He overcame a past of crime, drugs, and prison by now making a difference in his community. Marks was raised in a Housing Project in Wilmington, Delaware, along with his siblings, by his single Mother. He also visited his dad and other siblings in Montgomery, Alabama each year. His mother was a very hard worker who worked two l ...more

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