Author’s memoir details growing up in the ghetto of Detroit in the 1960s

Wanting regular people who struggle to have hope, Brenda Fantroy-Johnson wrote her memoir, “Imagine Me” (published by LifeRich Publishing), to show it is possible to get out from under hardships.

“That there is hope, there is a way out,” Fantroy-Johnson says. “I am living proof that it’s possible. Education is the key.”

The memoir gives a detailed accounting of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the ghetto in Detroit in the early 1960s. “Imagine Me” shows how a self-described good girl copes with childhood loss and abandonment. A coming-of-age story set during the civil rights movement, the book illustrates Fantroy-Johnson developing and discovering her identity and “refusing to let herself quit.”

She adds, “This is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mother’s directive, proving to herself – even through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse – that faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear.”


“Imagine Me”

By Brenda Fantroy-Johnson

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 190 pages | ISBN 9781489712028

E-Book | 190 pages | ISBN 9781489712035

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Brenda Fantroy-Johnson grew up in Detroit. She graduated with the highest distinction from Davenport University with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science. She went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Spring Arbor University. She is a certified information security professional and holds many other industry certifications. An avid hiker, she has climbed Mt. Rainier, hiked to Mt. Everest Base Camp and walked the Northern Camino of Spain. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Harvey, and their Labrador retriever, Tama.