A Good Kid proves a candid and sometimes funny glance into the life of a young man navigating the haze of youth. It begins with the author’s recollection of a turbulent childhood, but it quickly progresses into his adolescent and young adult years. From those years, the author shares his personal collection of lessons learned while gallivanting with friends, dropping out of high school and college, serving in the U.S. military (Special Ops), attending university, and living abroad. In detail, he describes situations that helped to increase his level of self-efficacy, self-reliance, resilience, and self-determination. A Good Kid is a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration, entertainment, and/or enlightenment.