Earl Robert Key

Michael DeAngelo Nicholas decided to spill his insides out onto paper at the age of nineteen when he wrote his initial manuscript for Strong Boy, Weak Man.

The story’s enormous sensitivity and clarity have obviously risen up from the depths of Michael DeAngelo Nicholas’ childhood experiences, spilling over into his young adulthood. His story attempts to unravel the poverty-driven culture of the times in rural Mississippi, while rushing to embrace a more promising lifestyle in the glamour-lit, fast-paced Memphis, Tennessee. He shares certain family hardships and disappointments, making them a vital part of the book, and eventually allowing that part to render a happy ending.

Michael DeAngelo reveals the intense motivation, drive, and determination he possessed during the worst times. In spite of serious learning deficiencies, intensified by unhappy family issues, he pressed forward to accomplish the special goals he held so deep within.



“Does being educated make you act the way you do?”


“Does not being educated make you treat your family the way you do?”


“You don’t miss your water until your well run dry, and a perfect example of the hunter get captured by the gang.”


“I’m gon’ join the Marine Corps. And, the money I earn I’m gon’ mail it back to my mother, and if I’m killed she’ll automatically receive ten thousand dollars.”

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