APB Speaker Damon West Releases New Book, "The Change Agent"
28 Mar 2019
The only athlete in the history of the NCAA to receive a life sentence and parole out of prison, APB speaker Damon West is a recovering addict who has made the most of his second chance. He shares his incredible, life-changing journey in his new book, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World.
The Change Agent utilizes the coffee bean analogy that West learned in prison, which has now become a mantra for children, athletes, addicts and business professionals alike. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, West had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean, changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him.
West's story of redemption continues to inspire audiences every day: “It is my hope that my story, my example, can show others they are capable of way more than they think. In order to stem the flow of pain in society, it is incumbent upon each of us, whether in life, in school or in business, to be like the coffee bean from my story.”