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Surviving an abusive childhood

James Ballou's book, Soul Survivor

By Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – After hearing James Ballou's life story, many people wonder how he's even alive. The youngest son of a drug dealer, Ballou grew up surrounded by rampant drug use, sex, violence and abuse. But the boy wasn't destroyed - he survived the destructive forces by embracing the philosophy that we are who we choose to be. The Utah resident has a new book - Soul Survivor - that tells his story.

James Ballou

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