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I have written this book in hope that it can be used as an example of courage and determination for those of us who have had less than perfect lives.

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                                                        PUBLISHED AUTHOR
                                                Wayne Glenn Vanderbilt Smith IV
Full book description:
This is the true story of a baby and his long forgotten memories that have surfaced in his early forties. This is his life. A little baby and his will to survive, to overcome all obstacles under what would seem to be insurmountable odds. The tragic life of a 2 year old baby who's mother died shortly after child birth, which left his father to raise him; then he saw his father murdered, and he was a victim to kidnapping and attempted murder. Born to a well to do family; the Vanderbilt-Smith dynasty. but this life was taken away in one terrible day over forty years ago. This young life being over before it had ever really began. Kidnapped and thrown into the Foster System, losing my birth name, birthday, and my birthright, and all ties to any and all family. Where I was all alone thrust into a system I didn't understand. I was basically given a garbage bag to carry what little I had; being torn from home to home, enduring the good with the very very bad, where beatings were common place and hatred towards me flourished. Labeled a foster child at school, persecuted and ridiculed for being a throw away child.

 I have overcome this terrible tragedy and have learned to live with it, learn by it and take one day at a time. And by writing this book hopefully to help others going through similar situations.

About the Author:

Born Wayne Glenn Vanderbilt-Smith IV, I was given the name Glenn Wayne Smith when I was put into the foster system. When I was adopted my name was changed to Glen Wayne Hillman. Later in life I changed my name to Joshua Glen Hillman, because I didn't really have a known heritage,  I took the name Joshua out of the Bible. I felt this was the name of strength and at this time in my life I needed allot of it. Since learning the truth of my heritage, I have gone to court and Legally resumed my birth name, Wayne Glenn Vanderbilt-Smith IV.

The reason for writing my book

 This book is my true story, my trials and tribulations and how I have overcome all obstacles placed before me. I have written this book in hope that it can be used as an example of courage and determination for those of us who have had less than perfect lives. I pray that you keep going no matter how many times life knocks you to the ground, always keep getting up and pressing forward. I dedicate this book to those who are hurting and have hidden there feelings so deep within themselves that they have been all but paralyzed throughout their lives. 


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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of The Lost Vanderbilt Smith Baby, January 24, 2009 By Charleen A. Bryce (Nevada) The book really peaks your interest from the very beginning. There have been many horror stories concerning the foster system; we even hear about them in today's world. This is one of them where a child was tossed out of his priviledged world into a world where he had no advocate. He managed to survive - maybe because some children possess a resiliency that is remarkable. He lived to tell his tale so that other lost children can know there is always hope. The book is written in a simple style, as if a child is writing from his memory - probably because when Wayne remembered who he was he had many childhood issues to sort out. This is a story for all ages. It would be a good book for other children to read who have been taken from their families for one reason or another.

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The Lost Vanderbilt Smith baby
some family photos and updated information about me.

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