Thoughts From Prison: A Hmong Boy's Journey from the Mountains of Laos to the American Urban Jungle

Paperback, 6x9, 181 pages, English
by Chance Chang Vang
ISBN: 978-1-64410-020-2

Some may wonder why I would want to write about the NOT so glorious days of my life. Though some things were beyond my control, I make no excuses for the decisions I made and the subsequent events that unfolded. I am not looking for sympathy. Writing while imprisoned was my attempt to reflect on what happened to me, around me, and within me. It was my desire to figure out how and why I followed the paths that I did. I take full responsibility for the decisions that I made, and my hope for this book is merely to better understand what led me to the circumstances that took me in a direction that was previously unimaginable.

Chance Chang Vang was born in Laos. He came to the United States at the age of 11. His family was among the more than one million refugees generated by the Vietnam War who rebuilt their lives in the Western Hemisphere. He grew up in the state of Minnesota where he currently lives.