Ron McElroy, author of the recently published memoir Wrong Side of the Tracks, talks about the troubled but passionate relationship of his mom and dad. Father Bill McElroy was a mentally unstable, violent and alcoholic, unreliable provider and father. Mother Tutu was an immigrant from Hawaii, a beautiful woman who protected and nurtured Ron and his older brother and sister against the poverty, discrimination and violence of the tough, gang-infested Los Angeles neighborhoods they lived in. Ron survived. His athleticism and Hawaiian roots led him to become an amateur surfing champion, he went to college, then became prosperous in real estate. His father descended into sickness and death too soon, but his mother has been a continuing inspiration and powerful influence to this day.
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Causes Ron McElroy Supports
Surfrider Foundation, LA Mission, World Vision,Green peace, UCSB.