The memoirs of Charles Ramsey – the man who became famous after he helped Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escape from Cleveland home they had been held captive in for over a decade – are available for pre-order.
Charles Ramsey told NewsChannel5 in an interview that went viral that he was eating a Big Mac when he heard Amanda Berry screaming for help from his neighbor Ariel Castro’s home.
From dishwasher to international celebrity in one afternoon, that’s how Charles Ramsey’s new website CharlesRamseyWorld.com describes the roller coaster ride that transformed him in a matter of hours from that local dishwasher to an internet star.
The nearly 200 page book available in paperback for $14.95 begins with the day of May 6, 2013 and what Charles Ramsey heard while he was famously eating his McDonalds, that led him to the porch of his neighbor Ariel Castro and the freedom of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
It was a story that captured the immediate attention of the world. People wanted information, they wanted details and they wanted it immediately and it was in that vacuum that an internet star was born.
Charles Ramsey’s live interview on NewsChannel 5 in the seconds after a live signal was established from the street was soon replaying on networks around the world and achieved viral status on the internet within hours.
It is an interview that to this date has over 15 million views online and was voted one of YouTube’s top 10 news videos of 2013.
It was auto-tuned within 24 hours, a song that itself has more than 22 million views online.
An excerpt from the book Dead Giveaway: The Rescue, Hamburgers, White Folks, and Instat Celebrity… What You Saw on TV Doesn’t Even Begin to Tell the Story… (Gray & Company Publishers) is available on the publisher’s website.
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