Acorn Publishing

Out of the Box

An Ohio Orphan's Unlikely Journey through Teenage Entrepreneurship, Military Conscription, the Plain Mennonites, and His Quest for Family

John Freeman

Softcover, 281pp, 2022; $12.75

 

 

Package Discounts

Order this book in combination with other books and receive a discount. See order options on the package sets page

Overview

The autobiography of John Freeman, who was abandoned outside a Zanesville, Ohio, hospital by a desperate mother, is written in an approachable, common style, and filled with curiosity and humor.

Details

Pages: 281pp.
Binding: Softcover
Publisher: Acorn
Release date: December 2022
Edition: First
ISBN: 978-1-7322864-3-6
Dimensions: 9.5” x 6.25” x 1”
Weight: 0.89lb / 14.3oz

Description

As a newborn, John Freeman was abandoned outside a Zanesville, Ohio, hospital by a desperate mother. He spent his early years inquisitively exploring how things worked, from electric lamps, to car engines, to the world at large, and sometimes with surprising results. As the years passed, he started questioning his place in the world. Tragic loss and the kindness of strangers led him into a Conservative Mennonite church. Despite feeling at home there, the mystery of his birth haunted him until he set out to find answers, a search that would eventually take him across the ocean. Written in an approachable, common style, and filled with curiosity and humor, John's autobiography is flush with amusing vignettes and deep reflections.

Table of Contents

Preface

Section I. The Growing Up Years
Pp.7-114

Section II. The Vietnam Years
Pp. 115-38

Section III. Quest for Homes
Pp. 139-168

Section IV. Quest for Identity, with a Surprising Twist
Pp. 169-212

Section V. The Quest for Family
Pp. 213-258

Epilogue and Appendices
Pp. 259-74