The Last Call, by Wambaugh, David
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
- ISBN: 9781477262733 | 1477262733
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 9/13/2012
THE LAST CALL is a memoir that tells David's story from the time he was adopted into the Wambaugh family as a six-month-old baby, his life growing up as the son of the famous cop-turned-bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh, and on through his teen years when alcohol took over his life. Eventually, David found himself panhandling on the streets of Los Angeles along with his sidekick, a childhood buddy, and nearly getting kidnapped for ransom after his new acquaintances on skid row discovered who his daddy was. For the next twenty years David lived a life of debauchery and lawlessness, going from one harrowing situation to another without suffering many consequences. He had an uncanny ability to stay one step ahead of the law and was always able to con his way back into the good graces of his parents. That was, until the day his luck ran out and was sentenced to state prison. David had a strange and powerful experience in the back of the cop car on the day of his last arrest that has forever altered the course of his life. After having to learn the ropes inside the prison walls to survive, David had to learn the ropes on the outside in order to succeed. He had to start from the beginning, learning to do the simple things that come naturally to the average, normal person, things that he had mostly missed. Although he looked okay by outward appearances, he was emotionally retarded, having never grown up, therefore making his grand entrance into life at forty years old. the Last Call is a story about tragedy, loss, hope, miracles, and the power of God