Frank Meeink coaches national-championship youth roller hockey teams and has worked in support positions for professional ice hockey teams. He is the founder of Harmony Through Hockey, a member of the Against Violent Extremism Network, and has been a member, consultant, and speaker for a wide range of nonprofit groups dedicated to preventing hatred and violence. Meeink has been on the national lecture circuit since the late 1990s, sharing his amazing life story with students, educators, community leaders, government officials, adult and juvenile offenders, and those struggling with alcoholism and addiction. In 2015, Meeink was one of three “Civil Rights Heroes” honored by the Anti-Defamation League during the Voices In Harmony: Houston in Concert Against Hate event. This is his first book.


Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead

  • Introduction by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • nonfiction / memoir

Frank Meeink’s book is a candid and captivating story of upbeat transformation of a raw racist into a courageous citizen which has much to teach all of us. Don’t miss it!

Cornel West

Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead is Frank Meeink’s raw telling of his descent into America’s Nazi underground and his ultimate triumph over hatred and addiction.

Frank’s violent childhood in South Philadelphia primed him to hate. He made easy prey for a small group of skinhead gang...Forward

Readings and events

Friday, 8 September 2017 at 7:00 pm|

Frank Meeink at Prairie Lights for Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead Book Launch

Please join Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead, reading from the 2nd edition of his memoir at the book launch at Prairie Lights.

locationPrairie Lights
15 S. Dubuque St. , Iowa City, IA 52240

Thursday, 14 September 2017 at 7:00 pm|

Frank Meeink at Ripon College

Please join Frank Meeink, author of Autobiography of A Recovering Skinhead, speaking and reading from his memoir at Ripon College.

locationRipon College
300 Seward St, Ripon, WI 54971


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