Dragons to Butterflies

The Metamorphosis of a Man

by Johnnie Calloway

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/29/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781504354103
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781504354127
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781504354110

About the Book

Johnnie Calloway is a gifted story teller, and has written a superb personal account of his harrowing childhood, and adult life. Although he retells his experiences of emotional and physical abuse, neglect, heartache, and betrayal, and later his own addictions and struggles with mental illness, he manages to keep the reader thoroughly engaged and inspired by his strength and wisdom throughout this page turner. Johnnie’s willingness to be soul-baringly honest in this book as he traces his earliest memories into his teens and then adult years is truly unlike anything I have ever read. I have no doubt that his display of courage and his determination to go to any lengths necessary for his own healing will serve as a guiding light for countless readers. It is a story of hope and love, forgiveness and healing. I only wish it had been available when I was a practicing addictions counselor. I would have made it required reading!

Callie Chappell-Nicholas

Retired Addictions Counselor

About the Author

Johnnie Calloway grew up in a small town in Kentucky (Population around 11,000). His mother passed when he was only five leaving him to grow up with an angry, alcoholic, sexually confused father. Johnnie was born into a reputation that he never wanted but was obligated to live up to. Still Johnnie always wanted to be the “good guy”. The conflict between his personal desire and his sense of obligation to his dad’s/family’s reputation created a great torment that was oddly accompanied with an insatiable yearning to learn. Eventually Johnnie became a seeker of truth. And has now devoted himself to sharing what his seeking has taught him with others. He has written two books, “Taming the Dragon” and “Dragons to Butterflies, The Metamorphosis of a Man”, and is currently working on, “Within the Chrysalis, It’s an Inside Job”.