A life story told in discrete, arresting snapshots of despair, resilience, creativity, and hope, Joe Andoe’s literary portrait of his time to date on earth is as powerful as a heavyweight’s hook and as spellbinding as a major crack-up on the opposite side of the highway. It is a testament to a young man’s fortitude and genius and luck that enabled him to survive a life lived wildly out of control; a rocket ride from the sordid depths of self-destruction to the glorious pinnacles of . . . Jubilee City.