The Monkeybars of Life

“The uniqueness of the book is that the protagonist is from the inner city and yet the book is not about drugs or sex. Rather, it tells about a technically talented man’s struggles at work and at home.

One thread of the story deals with the protagonist (Nate LaChae) passion to complete his gravity-engine, which he accidentally invented. Later in the story, he discovers an identical engine is being developed by an inventor in Scotland.

A second thread shows Nate’s feelings of anger and guilt over his failed marriage. The readers get to experience the inner life of a man who feels he was unjustly separated from his family. 

The Monkeybars of Life goes beyond racism and explores some of the obstacles to creativity and the consequences of a lack of formal education.

It is my sincere hope that the book will serve as a guide to life choices young people may face if they are creative and have uncompromising minds.”

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3 Responses to “The Monkeybars of Life”

  1. tedpittman Says:

    “If you have ever bought a book just based on the title and once you started reading it; it was such a great, easy-read than you simply cannot put it down. Well, this is definitely on of those kinds of books. The author’s main character, Nate LaChae, takes us on an odyssey of his life experiences and the many challenges that he faces; some he overcomes; and perhaps as portrayed in his character, some cliff-hangers that he may have to go back and re-challenge himself. Interesting enough, the author nakes no mention of Nate LaChae’s personality type, but as you’re reading, you get the certain feel of just who he is and how he is. Nate appears to be a well- mannered, easy going young man with more potential than the average young man. He is kind, considerate, friendly, and actually has all the qualities of a “good man”. Until, through some traumatic misfortune in his first marriage, dealing with one of his children, Nate LaChae, who used to feel for everyone, finds it too difficult to actually love and trust again. So, he shuts down that part of his life, but the dream of becoming an inventor never leave him. I was especially enamored by his relationship with his “MotherDear”, his sister, and all of his many loves. He showed dependency and others relied on this. Now, there is a great deal of technical jargon, but it does not interfere with the flow of the main plot. This is a “must read” for all adolescent black men and those in their twenties. Whether you are in college or considering it; give it a read and you will be grateful you did.” ~Ms. Valerie Cotton East Orange, New Jersey

  2. tedpittman Says:

    Thank you, Ms. Valarie Cotton, for your kind words.

  3. Betty Says:


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