In this captivating, humorous memoir, Joe Field rises from abject poverty with a single parent Hispanic mother to become a lawyer. But gnawing at him throughout his life is not knowing his father.
A life resembling Forrest Gump meets the Pursuit of Happyness, Finding Joe Adams is a candid, true tale of a man innocently trying to make sense of life, and to make something of himself. He presents, without much judgment, a struggling, survivalist mother who often made mistakes but provided as she could for her broken family. When she dies she takes with her the name of Joe's father. And now Joe, in his mid-30s, must find him alone.
It is Father's Day 2016 when Joe prays in a manner not done before - audaciously. And God answers. What results is Joe meeting his father, and new family for the first time, an event captured on national television which over a million people watch (Google “87 year old Air Force vet meets son” to see the five minute clip).
Finding Joe Adams is a biography that is like a gripping novel. It will leave you pondering, "Who in my life "saved me" when I was headed for disaster?" It is a quirky blend of suspense, victory and defeat, and humor, seasoned with increasing spiritual elements. If it were told as a fiction novel it would be captivating. The fact that it is a true story makes it all the more remarkable. Narrated by the talented, Mark Sando, this book will be hard to stop listening to once you press "play".
Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Award Winner for 2020!