Have you read the autobiography of one of the funniest guys in the world yet ?
Pamela Stephenson, his wife who wrote it, is now a clinical psychologist, but she was also a very talented actress / comedienne, famous on British TV anyway.
Billy is a survivor of mental, physical and sexual abuse who has dealt with his past in a sometimes extraordinary way. He's a classic example of his childhood forging his future.
It's a funny book that deals with his past and present in a very up-front way, don't read it for answers, read it and discover there is humour in our situation.
Seek it out, very highly reccommended.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau