Gas Money Book by Troy Lewis

Gas Money Book by Troy Lewis - Gas Money is a collection of true stories told from the perspective of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades.  Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, Gas Money is a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever.

Why did I write Gas Money?

There were many people that I wanted to thank for positively influencing my life, so I made a list, a list with 47 names on it, and I started writing anecdotes about something they said or did that helped me reach various destinations in life. It was as though they gave me gas money to get down the road, so that’s where the title came from. I also write about how I learned from many of the negatives that I grew up with and turned those into positives. Writing about these people was the best way that I could think of to thank them. Sadly, many of them are deceased, but their family members have read about their moms or dads or aunts or uncles, and they have reached out to thank me for writing these stories.