On December 6, 1950, Alfred Roberts dutifully followed the advice of his primeval ancestors and entered the world. As he studied his mother’s face and automatically attached the presumption of love to it, little Alfred was transported to his new home where he was placed in a bassinet in a room with his older sister. And so began Alfred’s unique journey through life.
Alfred begins his memoir by detailing a childhood peppered with molestation experiences and normal obsessions with girls. As he entered adulthood, Alfred discloses how he secured a job, dated, and ultimately married despite an obvious lack of chemistry. After their first child was born, Alfred shares how his journey led him onto a ship for work where he found respect for his fellow seafarers, confronted philosophical questions, and became independent. But as Alfred discloses, it was only when he was faced with moral dilemmas and obstacles that he was finally able to learn the way of the real world.
My Respectable Life reveals the true story of one man’s journey through life as he experienced the drama of the high seas and discovered that nothing is ever easy during a pursuit for happiness.