The Mouth that Roared
Rating: 3 / 5
Coming from a large, supportive family in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Les Twentyman was instilled with a sense of community and generosity towards people in need, and a “gift for the gab.”
The Mouth that Roared tells how he discovered his vocation in working with young children and became a youth social worker in the days when such positions were very few. It discusses his work with those under the influence of drugs, alcohol and gang cultures.
Twentyman gives some very interesting insights into working with “marginalised kids” and why they may behave in certain ways, that may change the thinking of people who read this book. In his own words, after working at the coalface, he has become an advocate for “kids who don’t have any eloquence” and an “entrepreneur for the muddled and homeless”.
This is a good read for people with compassionate souls.