Author Shares His Story of Bullying and How to Grow from the Past to Live a Happier Life

Author Shares His Story of Bullying and How to Grow from the Past to Live a Happier Life

Accettura shares story based on challenging real-life events: bullying, health problems, and loss

From an autobiographic perspective, Accettura introduces “Fred Clayton,” a story based on the challenging real-life events the author experienced, like bullying and loss, while sharing a relatable story for all demographics.

Readers meet main character, Fred Clayton, a life-long victim of bullying. From grade school to high school, and even as an adult, his quiet manner and somewhat obese physique are the targets of ridicule and taunting, not only by his classmates and coworkers, but even his own mother.

Although he experienced brief periods of improvement, from weight loss to women showing interest, Fred continues to struggle with his weight and rejection. Luckily, Fred has his father and sister to count on for emotional and financial support.

However, after the tragic death of his father and his sister leaving their hometown of Chicago, Fred is left facing circumstances he never expected. But, at 29, Fred is ready to stand up to his bullies.

“I wanted to use my story as a reflection for my readers to learn that the past does not define the future,” Accettura said. “Instead, it is only a stepping-stone for growth and cultivation for a better life.”

Accettura hopes his book will be a helpful hand to those seeking encouragement and guidance, when navigating difficult moments.

“Fred Clayton”
By Frank Accettura
ISBN: 9781665717410 (softcover); 9781665717427 (hardcover); 9781665717434 (electronic)
Available at Archway PublishingAmazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Author Frank Accettura grew up on the south side of Chicago, Ill. He received his Associate in Arts Degree from Richard J. Daley College and his B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College. When he’s not writing, you’ll catch Accettura at a sporting event. Being an avid sports fan, he has seen a lot of highs and lows in his favorite city. He takes pride in being raised by old-school, Italian parents and continues to live in Illinois. To learn more, please visit

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