Breaking Better – Lennox Rodgers
22 Armed Robberies and One Decision to Change – Based on A True Story.
“The Author has not only turned his life own life around, he has transformed the lives of countless young people.”
Half a lifetime saw Lennox Rodgers operate within London’s and Oxford’s criminal underworlds. Now out, and clean from the illegalities of his past, Lennox writes a fervently honest insider account of his life sharing an access-all-areas insight into his experiences.
STOMACH-CHURNING. HEART-BREAKING. EYE-OPENING.
‘All culminating in the fateful day when friendless, bloodied and broke, he collapsed behind an industrial bin in an alleyway off London’s Oxford Street and saw an eerie image out of the corner of his eye.’
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Breaking Better explores in riveting detail, all the stages of Lennox’s life in crime, and more importantly provides a first-hand retrospective view on this reality of life for so many. Lennox recounts how he was drawn into his criminal existence, the logistics of operating as a drug-dealer, enforcer and armed robber, and through it all, surviving.
Lennox endured time in numerous prisons including Dartmoor, Strangeways, Grendon, Oxford and Lewes, and now offers his exclusive perspective on prison life from the other side of the bars, having seen both problems and solutions. He is proof that a seemingly inescapable life can be turned around into something better.
Criminal livelihoods are not rare, but in being noticed they often go unchallenged or proactively ignored, in support, and deeper understanding. This inspirational book is having a transformational effect on a generational crisis.
Breaking Better is a gateway to encourage awareness of similar stories like Lennox, and even break-free from your own misconceptions of life in crime.
If you have been affected, are interested in finding ways you can help, or know anyone who would value more information, visit the Refocus Project, specialising in mentoring, early intervention, referrals and support: http://www.refocusproject.org.uk/
See extras, community stories and invaluable conversation on the book here: https://www.facebook.com/breakingbetter/
“This book delivers a message to every person out there. You can change, you can turn your life around and be part of something special. We are all human and make mistakes, it is how we deal with them that shapes us. Lennox is an inspiration to me, and I have only met him once. I urge everyone to read this and not be affected by its content.”
– 5 Star Amazon review, September 2019
Kindle edition: £5.99
Paperback edition: £12.00
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About the Author
Lennox Rodgers, author, survivor and speaker, is regularly invited to comment on the issues surrounding his book, which include negative subject matters linked to gang culture, knife crime, but encouragingly those to do with prison reform and youth rehabilitation.
He has appeared on multiple media platforms including LBC, BBC, ITN and Sky News.
He regularly speaks of his decent into darkness and the intervention that brought about his commitment to Breaking Better.