A Memoir: David Ruffin - My Temptation

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This is a story about my life--a sojourn that began at the age of four at the hand of my alcoholic mother, and then twisted and turned throughout time and space. The chaos eventually included the decade-plus astutely spent with my partner-in-time, David Ruffin-- lead singer of The Temptations. My memoir is shared with love and sadness, and hopefully a bit of humor and profundity.The story includes a glimpse into my early life with the intention of illustrating how it happened that I was already programmed into the 'victim' consciousness before he and I met. This made the move into an abusive relationship with David just a natural extension of reality as I knew it to be--love was pain.It was a struggle to both love David and to maintain sanity, which was precarious at times, as well as spare some sorely needed and well-deserved attention for Little DavidYet, I am frequently reminded, and so remind the reader, that David was only human --a struggling soul. He was a beloved child of God whose particular hell-on-earth was to act jovial, while battling many powerful demons. He was a child of God who lost the battle-but not the war.

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I'm a baby boomer who was born and educated in Baltimore. In 1964, I met David Ruffin of The Temptations in nearby Annapolis. That was the day that I came face-to-face with destiny. In a few months--and at his urging--I moved to his town of Detroit to be with him. A couple of years later, we became the parents of his only son. Thus, although it was in Maryland that I was born and educated, it was in Detroit that I was raised and schooled. My abusive and confusing childhood had been far from idyllic, but was nothing compared to what lay ahead in Michigan. Having kept a diary for years--and no longer able to resist the drive to do so--in 1991 I began the painstaking job of gathering, organizing and chronicling the scribbled notes of my chaotic life. In 2002, my book entitled "A Memoir: David Ruffin--My Temptation" was ultimately published. Now with the discovery of important information about David's childhood--and with the salvation of my soul through Christ--I was inspired to recently revise--and complete--that story in "Delivered From Temptation", published in 2010. I now use my past experiences to inspire and encourage people who find themselves dealing with similar situations. This is where my passion lies and my attention is focused. Even as a fairly new Christian, I believe that this is what I am meant to do. I'm available to speak in halls, auditoriums, prisons, churches, schools--anywhere that has hopes of saving someone from the destruction that ignorance in parenting and in drug use inevitably brings. gennaruffin.com

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