I am honored and humbled that I could help bring Help Me Find My Brother to fruition. I was the editor/ghostwriter for Maria Colavita’s book.
Help Me Find My Brother is a memoir about Maria Colavita’s relationship with her brother, Angelo. It details the journey she and her parents endured as they discovered the person he had become and uncovered his years of self-destructive, addictive behavior and the resulting tragic accidents.
Growing up in an Italian American house, Maria and Angelo’s loving parents worked hard to provide many good opportunities for their children. Maria enjoyed the brighter opportunities that came her way; but struggled to understand why Angelo chose the darker path of life.
Her fun loving, intelligent brother was lost to the world of drug addiction. Maria has worked for the past 40 years to help Angelo; trying to steer him toward a life with a brighter future. She’s shared her story of how an ordinary traditional family with old school values understood and handled their lost son and brother.
Help Me Find My Brother is Maria’s attempt to understand the difference between Angelo’s drug addict lifestyle and his traumatic brain injuries and mental illness. While she may not have gotten her fun-loving brother back, she became a much better sister and daughter because of this journey.
Help Me Find My Brother is sold at all online bookstores. Click the links below to order a copy for yourself.