Lawrence A. Carastro had one simple goal in life: to protect and to serve. As a young man, LA got his dream job, only to have it taken away prematurely. A few strange turns of fate later, Carastro found himself in federal prison for drug trafficking. During his prison stay and in the years that followed, Carastro traveled down a road to redemption that led him from three hots and a cot to earning a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Today, he has achieved his goal to protect and to serve as an electrical engineer working on projects that keep Americans safe with the United States Navy.
But he took one hell of a road. Carastro, now 67, documented that road he traveled in his memoir called “The Bus Ride Back.” The title refers to the 20-hour bus trip Carastro took to Miami after he was released from prison. His storytelling earned his memoir first-place for best nonfiction in the 2019 Indie Originals Book Competition. We sat down with LA Carastro to talk about his book, and his crazy, adventurous life. Pick up your own copy here: https://amzn.to/31E1TGy. The full video interview is now available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0liXtS39SGM
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