Making it by Jay Blades

Jay was born Jason Willeslie Blades to his Barbados mother Barbara and the guy who was his father, known to Jay as TMWCTMB (The Man Who Contributed Towards My Birth).  He has one brother called Justin they both had a happy childhood but his mother and grandmother never showed them much love. Jay was almost 40 before his mother told him that she loved them

Jay enjoyed primary school, but at secondary school he got into a lot of trouble. He was called names because he was black and they thought he was an easy target for bullying.  Jay was dyslexic but he winged his way through school.  Because of his bullying Jay got involved in a lot of youth organisations and eventually founded Jay & Co, a furniture restoration company employing disadvantaged young people.

In later years Jay found out he had 25 siblings! He has met 12 of his brothers and sisters. Jay has 2 sons and a daughter however he found it difficult to settle down with any of his partners.

I really enjoyed this book Jay had a tough life because of his dyslexia and being black.

Submitted by Bernie