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Lost and Found the autobiography of NY Times best selling author Micky Neilson a 20 year veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise is The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men Lost and Found An Autobiography of Discovering Family is the harrowing and inspirational memoir of the successful contributor to World of Warcraft and NY Times best seller Micky Neilson who was kidnapped by his schizophrenic father as a toddler spending his earliest years on the run and his teenage years as a foster child This autobiography chronicles Micky's experience serving in the first Gulf War the meteoric rise of Blizzard Entertainment and most triumphantly his reuniting with the family that was stolen from him as a child No one who reads my fiction today or plays the video games I've contributed to knows that I was kidnapped at eight months old that I grew up with a schizophrenic father that I didn't attend school until 7th grade or that I never knew my true identity until I was reunited with my family after 38 years said the author It's such an honor to finally be able to share my life story


10 thoughts on “Lost and Found An Autobiography About Discovering Family

  1. says:

    I was almost late to work because of this book Couldn't put it down I found it very lively and easy to read Mysterious origins foster families wild young geeks mischievous soldiers and a brief history of Blizzard Entertainment what could be better? Very engaging And I'm so glad it had a happy ending


  2. says:

    Amazing StoryBeing one Scott's students I am amazed at this story and feel blessed that Micky's father forged a sense of pride for our school Thanks Micky for sharing the story of you and your father


  3. says:

    A short note; I freelance as an editor for Riverdale Avenue Books I regularly post reviews about some though not all of the books that I work on for them Micky Neilson's Lost and Found is one such bookMemoir is a difficult genre for a number of reasons The first is that the story has to be genuinely interesting beyond merely having a subject of importance they have to have a story to tell There is absolutely no doubt that Neilson's story is interesting; it bounces through a relationship with a strange father experience in foster care military service and work at Blizzard From the standpoint of straightforward Blizzard fans who are looking to Neilson for a memoir fundamentally about the development of the Warcraft franchise there are some good nuggets in the book for you though the book scopes out much wider More than a book for Blizzard fans the book has a genuinely compelling and strange storyThere are some struggles within the book; some of the areas in relationships linger in places that are peculiar and may even feel redundant eg the expansive focus on some of the peculiarities of the father while other moments that have potential seem glossed eg experiences in the foster care system motivations and inspirations behind major artistic undertakings Altogether though the book is well paced and does a good job at tracking how a life moves from childhood to adolescence to adulthood without those breaks feeling rigid and uncomfortableOverall it is a worthwhile memoir even for those outside of Neilson's typical audience of hardcore fans of the Warcraft universe Of course for those who are particularly deep in the Warcraft universe it is kind of interesting to know a little able the background of one of the important creative influences on the world and story With the resurgence of the Warcraft franchise in popular culture eg the recent film; hopefully a new RTS Warcraft game getting started behind the scenes; increasing visibility of ESports especially Blizzard games the book feels timely and I hope that it does well


  4. says:

    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review What a strange book Or perhaps to the point what a strange life this book reveals Micky Neilson's memoirset of anecdotes about his life I think it's mainly the latter is told in a forthright extremely simple manner that occasionally baffles but often succeeds as the events he depicts most of them surrounding the strange life of his father are so outlandish Not uite as outlandish as his father himself believes perhaps but strange and heartbreaking enough for the reader to admire Micky regardless of our interest in his adult professional life behind the scenes of World of Warcraft I have never played the game myself but found that completely irrelevant to the experience of reading this book It's not particularly well written but considering Neilson's upbringing or lack thereof it's a masterpiece of elouence and emotional intelligence It's just extraordinary what he went through