For most of his life, author Terry Gordon found expressing his thoughts and feelings almost impossible. It could have been because of a lack of self-confidence or simply because no one was there to listen. This was where author Terry Gordon found himself after his mother died when he was twelve. In his book, Every Day's a Good Day, Gordon shares his struggle to survive. When a note Gordon wrote-expressing that he could no longer cope in the world anymore-flew from his shirt pocket just as a gentle breeze passed over, he took it as a sign that prevented him from stepping in front of a train. He was only thirteen. Life doesn't automatically get better when you write things down, but it's a way to get a grasp on those events that trigger your depression and even rage. To receive love, respect, and understanding, you must first give the same. This memoir tells how one person overcame a life of adversity and despair to become better person. Despite what seems like hopelessness, there is a reason to go on.