Eric’s father had already been shot in a robbery gone wrong when he was born. His mother was fifteen when she gave birth to him, and as Eric grew up, she was mostly gone. His grandmother and a man he called grandfather raised him. After several years his mother, now a crack cocaine addict, took him back and they lived in an apartment with no furniture, no electricity, no lights.
Every dollar, stolen or hustled, went to his mother’s crack habit
Just before he reached his teens, Eric stole four hundred dollars from his grandmother, packed a suitcase and moved out on his own into the hood. He bought three hundred dollars of crack, and was immediately ripped off by the dealer, who failed to supply him with a “dub,” double the crack for his money. Nevertheless, Eric found a nearby crack house where he could peddle his goods and he started on his life of real crime.
After that he carried with him wherever he went his crack, his measuring scale and his gun, a seventeen shot pistol. He stole money from anywhere he could get it, he stole food from the grocery store to feed himself and his mother, when they lived back together for short periods, and he tried to avoid getting swindled by his buddies, shot by his enemies and busted by the police. He was not always successful.
His life ended up a frantic sequence of parole officers, work release programs and the continual threat of being returned to jail.
Bad Seed is a grim tale that McCuller hopes will warn others of the effects on children of growing up in a family without love and without values, where not being accepted and not being loved plants a seed that ends up being “badder” than most readers have ever been able to imagine.
Bad Seed is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/
Format: 7 x 10 color paperback ISBN: 978-0-578-08845-
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Genre: Biography and autobiography/
About the author:
Eric McCuller was born and raised in the small city of Des Moines, Iowa, where his life led to earning a special degree in the streets. His true teacher, his mother, sent her son off to school with a backpack full of manipulation, sex and drugs. Eric McCuller later went on to graduate from his college, which was prison.
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