The Man I Was Destined to Be
Addiction, Incarceration, and the Road Back to God
About the Book
Michael Tandoi’s string of bad decisions caught up with him at age twenty-seven. A crack-cocaine habit led him to become a danger to himself and society, and a judge made the decision he thought was best: Seven years in prison. It took the death of his father and three years for Tandoi to realize that his former life prevented him from becoming the man he was meant to be. In this memoir, he describes the roller coaster his life became before he landed in prison, which is where he wrote most of this book. In it, he shares an important message: Love yourself, love God, and embrace that you can achieve anything if you’re clean and sober. Walking the road to recovery enabled the author to change his life—and anyone battling addiction can trace his path to overcome their demons and become a better person.
About the Author
Bonnie Travaglini, Michael Tandoi’s aunt, chronicles Michael’s journey from childhood through his lengthy drug addiction and his eventual incarceration as he fights to reestablish his relationship with God and search for the man he was destined to be. This is a story of recovery and hope. Michael and Bonnie reside in New York State.