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In this Conversation, Jeff Hobbs, author of "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace," shares his process for writing the nonfiction book about his friend.
Aired April 18, 2016
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One of the best books I ever read. It was easy to understand why so many people loved Rob Peace. A lesson in decisions in life. Hope others learn from it.
This spoke to my heart, my son, Jason Charles Davis, died on Rose Ave in Venice Beach 2 days after being shot in front of Groundworks Coffee shop. The media referred to him as a 'homeless white male' and then he drifted immediately into oblivion, when he was so much more than that. A reporter from LA Times talked to me, and his sisters, some friends and said he wanted to write about him, but just as my son had believed he was worthless, he was forgotten as he was. He was a kind person, I ache
I am sorry for your loss. Your son is part of your heart, every family member's heart, and every friend's heart. He is not worthless and because of you and the rest of you family will never be forgotten. We all seem to forget that everyone is somebody. Your story reminds us to remember that we are talking about people not things.