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Gas Money is a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever. Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, the collection of true stories captures the perspective and imagination of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Becky
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found this memoir thought provoking and an intriguing glimpse back into the history of the 1960s. The author came across as likeable and relatable. I enjoyed the positive tone of the narrative, even as the author was telling not so happy tales.
I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. Thank you.
Sheri
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gas Money by Troy Lewis

This is the memoir of Troy Lewis growing up in the 1960's in Virginia to a very young Mother and Father. He starts off as a six year old black boy in the South and continues (the story) into his fifties. His life at times was not easy, he faces many obstacles throughout his life. We get to meet his family through his short stories and lovely photos. He tells how he did a lot of soul searching, and the lessons he learned down his road of life.

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Kelly
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
By chance...last fall I googled an old military mentor and found him on LinkedIn promoting his book-Gas Money. I was elated! I have to say....at the beginning I knew I was going to love it but didn't know whether it would translate to people who don't know and love him. However what he did with this is absolute genius! His raw, innocence and honesty shine through. How generous of him to share his journey and struggles with the rest of us. As a bystander of this story for about 7 years, I am ...more
Raymond Green
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deep on so many levels

You'll experience great writing, a look at history, many laughs, and some tears reading this. 5+ stars. It is a journey in the truest sense.
Mary
Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
I received this as a Goodreads Giveaway, but unfortunately I was not able to finish it. I don't think it was what I was expecting it to be when I entered the giveaway.
Beth
This is a memoire set out as a series of short stories, as though the author were telling you tales from his life, not in chronological order, just as they occur to him as though in casual conversation.
The oldest child of a child bride who was responsible far before her time he speaks about the people you meet in life who give you "gas money", i.e. hints about how to get on in life, how you should react, or just a push in the right direction. Funny by spells and touching by spells.
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Mar 26, 2016 marked it as to-read
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