The neglect Booker received from his mother caused him to look elsewhere for community and family. What he found instead were crime and drugs.
“I paid my debt to society. I paid my restitution. I stayed out of trouble. Why is my criminal history always going to be at the forefront of who I am? It doesn’t define who I am anymore. To be brutally honest that bothers me, and hurts me, and worries me, but I can’t crumble.