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In this profound memoir, reformed skinhead Meeink, with assistance from Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story. The author relates his own story of being born into a family of drug addicted parents and abuse. Rootless and without parental oversight or care. Frank Meeink’s life story involves a lot of luck — both good and bad. For many who crossed his path when he was a racist, ruthlessly violent.

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Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

They gave me a lot of crap about how long my hair was, but that was the extent of it, at least with recovernig.

The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. The life that Frank has survived.

SHARP, again in my life. Smudge could’ve given a fuck about catnip; he was a full-blown pot-head by the time Xkinhead moved in. Much has happened in the dozen years since then: This book gave me an entirely different perspective of drug abuse, family turmoil, and hate groups I never thought I could have.

Roy, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. So I’m still trying to say, ‘There’s something going on but I need to stick with this because that’s where I am. Autobuography scanned a couple of the articles more closely and kept seeing the phrase “neo-Nazi. Certainly not an easy read but a book that, I think, should be read.


skinhed Then, without saying a word, they fell back into formation, swirling around the pit like a bunch of bald, brawny dervishes. Apr 19, Anna Tatelman rated it really liked it.

Oct 15, Virginia Markhart rated it liked it. Most of them did have their heads shaved, but some of them just had their hair cut kind of short. Books Featured In This Story.

Frank Meeink: From Hatred to Harmony – Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

Then to begin reading the book weeks later, well, needless to say the thoughts came The Morgantown white supremacists paid attention to me.

I also played in a punk band all through high school and continuously witnessed the violence of skinheads and sharps. Once I got out there and noticed that the ‘us’ was very, very small and the ‘them’ was very, very big — and there was no one helping me — and I think that’s where it started.

Tim and Bob smiled at me. I went up to the Lancaster, Pa.

Mar 23, Tiffany rated it liked it. To this day, I’m not sure the Morgantown skinheads ever actually realized I was a skater, or maybe they did, and they just overlooked it because I was Shawn’s cousin.

Both chose drugs and alcohol, and his mother chose an abusive stepfather.

And I was very close with all of my cousins. He’s not a recoverjng rocker anymore. Newspaper clippings about skinheads wallpapered the room. The hallway door no autobipgraphy thudded shut behind me, when a voice growled, “There’s another one. Meeink realizes he doesn’t believe in the Nazi propaganda long before he autoniography changes. Pretty powerful story thou Meeink is constantly trying to one up himself with new descriptions of exploits and wreckage.


That’s all he said, but it was enough. Those guys thought it was freaking hilarious that I had managed to drop out of the eighth grade when I was actually a seventh-grader.

Glad I read it; it’s definitely a perspective I’ve not encountered much before. But I still never felt safe inside Pepper.

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead by Frank Meeink

His binge of one-night stands resulted in the birth of one child, one that we know about anyhow. Reading this book so soon after my short experience really gave me an idea of the full life story of someone in the sknhead letting it ALL out.

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