The Road to Amistad: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself, by Ken Dickson, reads like an autobiography, and in many ways, it is based on the author’s life. Spiced with some fiction, the story begins with his life in a psychiatric hospital, where Ken’s sudden revelation and new state of awareness has a profound effect on him, and others. Ken soon realizes that his new state of being, more than just a healthy state of mind but something much more spiritual, is contagious, and that there are others, like him, who he refers to as Resilients. The story that ensues is a thrill ride, as Ken attempts to create a community of Resilients in an affort to bring about a rise in social consciousness. What begins as an altruistic mission, morphs into something entirely different. While there are fictional aspects to this book, the overriding message is an important one, because it tells us that we ARE capable of changing our state of mind, our future prospects, even our health, and that it is as simple as standing up to our ego and all the baggage it brings. Read the book, it’s really worth it.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change