Author Harry John Overend grew up in the tough projects in Connecticut. His life was infested with negativity, drugs, and violence. But he was able to turn his life around, and Overend went from jail to Yale. In Blessed with Two Lives, he shares his story, how he overcame a host of challenges, and how he now helps others conquer their addictions. In this memoir, Overend narrates his journey—beginning with a life packed with drugs and alcohol and serving ten years in jail. Sharing details about his personal and professional life, he tells how he was given a second chance and feels he’s been allowed two separate lives. Blessed with Two Lives shares a story about change, recovery, and redemption from addiction, negative behaviors, and criminal activities. Overend credits a higher power and the power of example from others who have changed and showed him the way out of addiction.