An inspiring story from one of WWE’s most charitable Superstars
One conversation from one caring person can change the course of a child’s life — Titus O’Neil knows that first-hand. Growing up, he was repeatedly confronted with negative words and actions. By the time he was a teenager, he figured that he was the bad kid everyone said he was — until an adult looked him in the eye and said, “There is no such thing as a bad kid.” Unfortunately, like young Titus, many children across North America are labeled “bad.” They may have short attention spans, unstable home environments, inattentive parents, or learning difficulties; they may get into trouble at school, get bullied, or bully others. Often, these young people are diagnosed with an emotional or behavioral disorder and placed in special education classes. They internalize these labels, and the imposed limitations affect their ability to learn, behave, and fit in with others.
There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Kid chronicles Titus’s turbulent childhood years as he encountered those who helped him to shed the label and realize his unique greatness and his value and potential. Titus’s remarkable story will provide hope and inspiration to children in similar circumstances and will help guide well-meaning adults in how to pay forward their successes to a generation of disadvantaged children.
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Titus O’Neil is an accomplished athlete, philanthropist, and entertainer. He’s known in the wrestling ring as WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. Out of the ring, he’s known for his philanthropy. He has helped raise millions for charities, secured scholarships for student athletes, and he mentors at-risk youth. Paul Guzzo is a journalist, filmmaker, and author. A proud native of Ewing, New Jersey, he has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1999.
Published: August 2019
Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.5 in.