Born in poverty in Holland at the tail end of the feudal system during the Great Depression, Leonard Demerwe immigrates to Canada at age twenty-eight. For many years, things are good for him. He and his wife, Mandy, operate two businesses and have two children. But as Leonard finds out, life sometimes throws nasty curve balls, and not everyone’s story has a happily-ever-after ending.
Where Did It All Go Wrong? explores Leonard’s life and tries to determine exactly when it all started to unravel. This memoir delves into the many issues the family experienced. Mandy’s many surgeries and disabilities, a rebellious teenage son, infidelity, psychological abuse, business issues, financial trouble, and, finally, divorce.
Discussing the highlights of Leonard’s life and examining the events that shaped the man he has become, Where Did It All Go Wrong? narrates the story of one man who has not experienced a dull life.