September 21. International Day of Peace across the globe.
It is a day that I came to learn about as I fulfilled my purpose of bringing awareness to the importance of living in peace and ensuring that others also were able to feel at peace in their lives.
On this International Day of Peace I decided to release my memoir Rage to Peace. I chose this day because I felt that it aligned with the goals of the international effort to spread peace, to work for peace and to unite others to ensure peace for all.
My memoir tells a story of finding peace after a life filled with violence and human suffering.
I wanted to ensure that anyone that could benefit from my message and was able to find a reason to not give up had a copy. I wanted to reach more minds and hearts.
The results of the impact of the memoir will not be known for many years to come. My hopes are to have to opportunity to sit and discuss it's impact on others as time passes us by.
In the meantime, I have decided to share some of the initial feedback from a few of those people who have purchased Rage to Peace and decided to make their feedback public.
Review left on Facebook on September 18, 2023
I started reading this book and different emotions began to rise. Many recall growing up in the 80’s and all the gang activities surrounding many towns. Specially HFD, many lives were taken. I cannot judge those who join a gang, everyone has a story. I am not God to judge you. But I know God can change the lives of those that take the step. I applaud this man Iran Nazario, you are walking testimony that one can change. That peace and love can brighten the darkest room, that it can bring a person out of the darkest trenches. My respect to all that you have accomplished, all the difference you have and continue to make in people’s lives.
P.S~ Smokey is proud and cheering for you.
To everyone else: This book will make a great gift that may ignite a light in someone’s life, if not your own.
Review left on Facebook September 16, 2033
I’ve read 26 books since June 1. Of them, I can probably clearly remember what maybe 3 of them are about. Reading so much makes it hard to remember much about books unless they make a real impact.
Rage to Peace is that. It is a story that I will 100% remember for the rest of my life. Irans story is UNBELIEVABLE. Truly, I don’t even have the words to express how powerful of a story it is. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to read it.
I especially encourage my generation of CT natives to read it. Justice warriors, especially. Man, this story y’all. So. Damn. Powerful.
Review left on Facebook September 16, 2023
Iran Nazario Just like anyone lucky enough to call you friend, I knew you were destined for all these blessings. You’ve earned it all. Blood, sweat and tears. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. I’m halfway through the book and it is phenomenal!
Friends, go on Amazon and order this book! Support this amazing guy, spreading love and peace as his legacy. It will speak to your soul.
Review left on Facebook September 18, 2023
Hey brother I received yr book on Friday finished reading it this morning . It brings so much memories in my life personally: I worked in stove a village for two years for grounds /maintenance , sands, I married and had kids from one of the GQ ladies . You mentioned south end of park st )and so forth. I cried on page 28 , page 79 and many many more, you are truly a blessing for many of us for going all out and sharing your personal life to the world and for those who purchase this Novel… I was so Mezmorized with so much of yr past reflects to mine ….
Again thank you so much (My Street name was ; Eddie-Ed or sometime they would call me Lupe look a like ) but over all I will read it again just to remind myself of the many turmoil we went through in the south end of park st / North end of Hartford…
Peace my Brother
As the path set by the release of Rage to Peace becomes clear, I will undoubtebly become more aware of the impact of the words I was able to share on those pages.
I know that at this moment, my heart is full. I am grateful for what it has meant to the few of those who posted the reviews above.
I hope that if you are looking into finding inspiration that you take a some time to read the sample offered on Amazon. Perhaps it may align with what you are searching for or perhaps you feel as if it is for someone in your life who may need to read my journey.
I believe that Peace will mean something different to each of us. I also believe that we are connected more than we are divided. Perhaps Rage to Peace can connect us.