Psychiatrists say if you tell a child they are stupid enough times, they will grow up thinking they are. Vincent grew being told he was a "sissy," sometimes by family, by friends and even by strangers. Suffering many traumatic experiences as a child and young man, as well as learning his sexual preference wasn't what his mother would approve of. He overcame events, which happened to him as a child.
Growing up and becoming a Capuchin Franciscan Brother, a juvenile probation officer, a chef and manager at fine restaurants and an acclaimed ballroom dance instructor. He achieved all of this even though as a child he suffered from depression and obsessive-compulsive behavior. When Vincent reached his early forties this was given a name for him. He was Bi-polar.
Vincent wrote his story hoping to help other young people today suffering from the same symptoms he grew up with. He wants people to know they are not alone, and they may see themselves in his book. He wants you to know there is nothing to be ashamed of if you think there is anything wrong and you ask for help.