By Kevin Zdrill

ALL EYES ON ME

A true story of Addiction, Recovery and Hope

Drugs, gangs, crime, doing time.

Vincent Lillie desperately wanted to escape the cycle that was slowly killing him, and the first step was leaving the very gang he had depended on for love and acceptance. The price for escape? A beating so brutal, many don’t survive.

The story of Vincent’s life starts with the destruction of his family at the hands of his father’s sexual abuse, worsens with his school’s discriminatory segregation of him, and deteriorates further with every drug he does, every crime he commits, and each of his incarcerations. With his three brothers stuck in the same cycle, Vincent’s lowest point of addiction came to attempted suicide—twice.

But fate had other plans for him.

At times heartbreaking and at others breathtaking, Vincent’s true story will give you faith in humanity and prove the strength of the human spirit. His slow but steady road to recovery through sheer willpower and determination led him to become a mentor and speaker, motivating kids and adults to become the best version of themselves, and stopping those who are troubled from following in his footsteps. His is an unforgettable story of burning to ashes and rising from them better than ever before—one step at a time.

A raw and honest memoir that will give you hope.

FOREWORD BY MITCH BOURBONNIERE, Director of Service, Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK), working with Winnipeg’s most vulnerable people who suffer with homelessness, post traumatic stress, addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, gang involvement, and sexual exploitation.

Best Selling Author

Kevin Zdrill

Kevin Zdrill is captivated by the resilience of the human spirit, striving for his writing to challenge preconceptions and influence avenues of change. His books explore the unwavering complexities and angst of human bonding and the resolve of finding solace. His fourth fiction book,

The Ukrainian In Me, won the Editor’s Choice Award. His twenty-nine years in the financial service and health care industries, continue as an advocate of the people and communities he serves.

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Vincent Lillie desperately wanted to escape the cycle that was slowly killing him, and the first step was leaving the very gang he had depended on for love and acceptance. The price for escape? A beating so brutal, many don’t survive.

– ALL EYES On ME

Book ISBNs

Paperback

ISBN – 978-1-5255-7676-8

Hardcover

ISBN- 978-1-5255-7675-1

Ebook

ISBN- 978-1-5255-7677-5

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The story of Vincent’s life starts with the destruction of his family at the hands of his father’s sexual abuse, worsens with his school’s discriminatory segregation of him, and deteriorates further with every drug he does, every crime he commits, and each of his incarcerations.

With his three brothers stuck in the same cycle, Vincent’s lowest point of addiction came to attempted suicide—twice.

But fate had other plans for him.

What People Are Saying

As someone who normally isn’t moved by a book, All Eyes on Me had me emotionally engaged from the first chapter.  A remarkable story of ones struggles, battles, and victories.  One of the most inspirational stories I have read.  For me, it serves as a reminder that no matter how bad you think your life might be, someone else is probably dealing with something far worse. 

Brent

What People Are Saying

This book needs to be a required reading for those in the social work program. Kudos to you for a book well written. I’m going to  read this one again. And Hats off to Vincent for his testimony.

-Joanne

 

 

What People Are Saying

I highly recommend this book.  I have gotten to know Vinnie and the unspeakable experiences he has endured.  It never ceases to amaze, inspire and impress me on the personal investment he has done to better himself.  Action speaks louder than words, Vinnie is the real deal and has worked incredibly hard to recover and overcome his past.  As Vinnie says, “no matter what’s going on in your life, no matter how bad you have it, there is always hope.”

   -Darcy

What People Are Saying

An insightful, inspiring, raw, honest account of the grim reality of gang life, addiction, and childhood trauma, and the struggle to recover. I couldn’t put it down! Thanks for sharing you story!

    -Deb

What People Are Saying

All Eyes on Me is a story that explores a life of hardships and how a man is still able to overcome these obstacles to undergo massive growth. It educates about a lifestyle that most people never experience, yet is important for society to understand.  

    -Kaylie

What People Are Saying

I felt many different emotions (sadness, anger) and an inspiration of hope. Vincent was able to tell his story on his own time and in his own words from birth to where he is now. Kevin gained his trust and did not judge him. Always stay positive and hopeful. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and you will find it. Vincent best wishes on the rest of your journey. This is a story I will never forget.

    -Alieen

What People Are Saying

We need inspiration these days…

   -Sue

What People Are Saying

This book is fantastic!! Forward and prelude introduction are mind blowing.

   – Kelly

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