THE AMERICAN DREAM is an inspiring account of a young man’s journey from defendant to defense attorney. David Lee Windecher’s autobiography presents a rare window into the underground workings of one of Miami’s most notorious drug rings, and a chilling depiction of the streets that America’s poverty-stricken youth call home.
The hood is an addiction. An addiction that pulls as seductively and fiercely as the drugs hustled on its streets. Living in it is a daily exercise in survival.
Raised impoverished in the streets of Miami, David Lee Windecher was only eleven years old when he was first arrested for shoplifting. Stealing out of desperation to feed his family, Windecher believed he took what he deserved. That day, David started thinking like a hustler. He no longer waited for the scales to tip in his favor. That day, Windecher learned he could simply take what life denied him.
For the next seven years, David battled bitterly against his circumstances at the side of his gang-affiliated brothers. What started as grave measures to feed his family of six turned into a criminal lifestyle racked with violence, drugs, and money. David lost himself on the streets. He joined a gang, sold dope, built and masterminded a crime ring and was arrested 13 times.
Despite living a life of crime, deep inside of David, an idealistic boy still dreamed of becoming an attorney and fighting for justice for all. He was just waiting for someone to believe he existed…
*30% of book proceeds go towards bringing an end to recidivism through David’s non-profit RED (Stop Recidivism).
David Lee Windecher is truly an inspiration to anyone facing serious life challenges. The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory in the Making is a piercing account of life on the streets and the frustrations facing today's impoverished youth. This book is a celebration of beating the odds and taking charge of one's destiny.
Inspired and chilling by turns... Windecher paints an unflinching portrait of what it's like to be poor, young and tempted by easy money.
This book is fantastic. It is a powerful story of a young man that had the wrong cards dealt to him, but with the support of a good family, perseverance and will to never give up, was able to turn his life around and become a productive member of society.
Don't start this book the night before you have to get up early. You won't be able to put it down. David Lee Windecher writes with honesty and passion. His story compellingly portrays a real life lived hustling on the streets of Miami - a reality most Hollywood screenwriters can only guess about.