Joshua memoir Free Spirit opens with:
“By the time I was ten I had hitchhiked for thousands of miles and befriended hundreds of remarkable people. My mother and I had danced around bonfires and lived in vans, buses, and an ice cream truck. Some nights we slept blissfully under the stars, others i lay awake frightened by the howling of wolves. Fear was commonplace, part of the will you kidnap me or won’t you calculation inherent in every hitched ride.”
Joshua says the first half of the book is the “lighter” half but it seems to be one precarious or nightmarish situation strung to the next, the whole way through!
And he lived to tell the tale. And he’s OK.
Joshua first stepped into the spotlight as one of the people in the documentary Crime after Crime. As a pro bono attorney helping to free a woman, a victim of domestic violence, from prison, his own memories of being a victim of domestic violence came to the surface.