Joseph's Road

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Learn how Joseph managed to go from working for NASA to the simple restricted life of an Amish farmer. Of his being pushed out away from his family for not conforming. This book exposes the Amish as a cult and reveals their uncharming way of life. It’s the story of a battle to free children from the Amish dictators. It’s about a man facing his greatest challenge: reuniting and bonding with children who have been told and believe the worst.Joseph wasn’t born Amish, neither was any of his family, but they were adopted into it by choice. They were both married before - - but that was overlooked to allow them into the community with their 12 children. He has had four wives and 21 children. He has been a jet pilot, worked out problems for NASA during the pre-space era, did computer programming for large companies, radio repairman, farmer, and construction contractor, putting equal importance on each career. A full and fasinating life with many twists and turns.
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  • By Roxanne
    May 14, 2011
    This book was written without the permission of any of the children or wives of past in it.
  • By Carolena Lapierre
    Jan 20, 2009
    "More honest Amish Stories @"
  • By RJ Herd
    Dec 29, 2008
    "Very Interesting Read" This guy has done such a wide variety of things - you feel he is very open and honest about his life. It's amazing how often his 'road' took sharp turns that changed his whole world and how he handled them. I was very interested in his outlook on the Amish community - so many people think it would be so wonderful to go back to the 'good ole days' but this shows how far we've advanced in protecting ourselves, rights, and children. C Lapierre did well in finding an interesting story and making it shareable. I hope this author finds more interesting characters to share with the world.
  • By michele holloway
    May 9, 2006
    "Setting the record straight." I am #2 child,Michele.For the record, I asked the author not to include myself, my siblings, or my mother in this book. Bertha is deceased and not here to defend herself. There were incorrect dates and events. The author said she would remove these things. I was sent the published book. She lied. Supposedly the book was written for his children. If that were true, then he would have considered all of their feelings. He did not. He did not care how this would affect anyone. Why publish it? Maybe there is more to it than that. As I was reading it, I realized that HE is the author, not Caroleena. His words I am very familiar with. Why say Caroleena is the author? Was it to protect himself from litigation for back child support and such? I wonder? Why put something in a book for the whole world to see when you aren't even sure it is correct. Baffles me. Pg 16-He did have a parent. His mother. Pg 19-My mother was a wonderful cook. Pg 21-Not true. My... More > mother was working at Baptist Memorial and would take the bus, big and pregnant to work. She put him through school. Pg 25-He wouldn't teach her, or pay anyone to do it. Yvette was born in 57, and then me in 59, and Ray 10 months later, then came Roxanne, Monique and Alfred. How could he forget this? Pg 38- Would you call riding a bus to work pregnant,someone that was dependent? That's pretty resourceful if you asked me. What counselor would tell someone to leave your wife with six kids? The truth is, he met Shirley and rented an apartment and moved in with her while still married to my mother. He sent all of us to Texas to see my gandpa while Joey was being born. She did learn to drive without him, isn't that great! She had a dependent complex my butt. Child support, he never paid any of that child support! The biggest lie was that I begged him to go to Maryland. He lied and told me we were going camping. I did not want to go and was not given a choice. Shirley didn't want me to go either. Shirley was already living here with him. Pg 39-2 months of foster care. I did not want to live with him. I cried and said that I wanted my mom. He did not send me back. They kept me against my will for 4 long, awful years. We didn't have contact for years after that. Pg 40-Joey and Corinne were born in Calif. Pg 42-I was in contact with Shirley about what happened. He is the one who was caught in Salisbury at Holiday Inn. I spoke to the person who caught him. He met Jaqueline before he divorced Shirley and would meet her at Holiday Inn. Jaqueline even said that Shirley was telling me the truth. He never tried to keep Phillip either. Shirley didn't run off with a state trooper. He left her first. Shirley isn't here to defend herself either, but I am. She is deceased also. Pg 47-Shirley wasn't in jail. She sent the kids to visit. I sent the kids home after staying with me for a while after coming home to find them dumped on my front lawn in the snow, with all their stuff strewn out on the lawn. He let Jaqueline do that to those poor kids. I read the rest of the book but wondered how much of it was accurate and true. He talks about God's will. God's will is in His word (The Bible). I wonder if he ever reads it? God is very specific about what He wants us to do. We are to obey the law of the land (pay child support), He hates DIVORCE, and if you do divorce, you have to have biblical grounds to divorce, or you cannot remarry. Do not lie. When we have our own agenda in life, He lets us do our thing. Joseph's Road has been just that. Josephs. Maybe the rest of his life he can concentrate on someone besides himself. Dear Caroleena, you are nice but not immune, so prepare yourself just in case. Good-bye Joseph.< Less
  • By Corinne Anderson
    May 1, 2006
    "Re: Re: publisher obvioulsy doesent know him very well" Dear Prospective Reader, This is a biography written by Carolena Lapierre ABOUT Joseph Lapierre. Please read the pdf available. You will immediately notice the grammatical errors. The lack of indenting any paragraph is consistant through the whole book, not to mention this is the first BIOGRAPHY I have read, written in first person. Ultimately, dear Reader, the choice IS yours. I stick to my original review that "just because this is a biography does not make it biographically ACCURATE." It seems the truth and facts are in the eye of the writer and the subject of her book. It is no doubt, an entertaining read.
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