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Armed with Good Intentions

About The Book

Wallace “Wallo267” Peeples spent twenty years in and out of the prison system before restarting his life and catapulting himself to unforeseen levels of social impact, cultural influence, and success. Now he shares his story with the trademark honesty that’s made him an inspiration to those who need it most.

Named after his well-respected father who disappeared when he was two, Wallo grew up in North Philadelphia with his mom, brothers, and grandmother, feeling pressure to achieve the success and reputation his father had on the streets. Spending time in and out of juvenile detention centers, school psychologists and counselors labeled him “criminal-minded” and his luck on the streets involving petty crimes would soon run out. After his involvement in an armed robbery, Wallo was arrested and received a prison sentence of nineteen to fifty-two years. Upon serving twenty years of his sentence, Wallo was released and returned home to Philadelphia.

This memoir traces the journey from Wallo’s youth and incarceration to his incredible success. In his time spent in prison, Wallo came to understand that he was armed with the wrong intentions despite great potential via a lack of guidance and proper mindset. With this understanding, he reckoned with the choices that put him there, accepted responsibility for his own actions, and vowed to arm himself with only good intentions upon his release.

Wallo’s reflection and new-found philosophy—which he now shares with you—informed the new trajectory of his life. On the day of his release, Wallo moved back to Philly and started on a new frontier of entrepreneurialism. Armed with vigor and intention, his viral motivational content gained Wallo over sixty-thousand Instagram followers on his first day of freedom. This would prove to only be the start of his continuously growing career utilizing his social influence as a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and cultural changemaker.

In Armed with Good Intentions, Wallo shares his hardships and triumphs and personal philosophy with his widest audience yet. Wallo spins his story of despair and tragedy into sage wisdom, inspiring anyone who is looking for the motivation to revise how they see the obstacles in their own lives.

About The Author

© Jonathan Mannion

Wallace Peeples, better known online as “Wallo267,” is a multi-hyphenated entrepreneur, a social influencer and activist, and a three-time Ted X speaker that reaches millions of people globally. He cohosts his Barstool Sports podcast Million Dollaz Worth of Game with his cousin and rapper Gillie Da Kid. Not only is Wallo a top-rated podcaster and revered cultural advisor on YouTube, but he is also the chief marketing officer of REFORM Alliance, an organization dedicated to transforming probation and parole systems. He is a highly sought-after thought leader who has captivated the hearts and minds of a diverse spectrum of people utilizing his unwavering, humanitarian gift to humor, provoke, and incite prosperous mindset shifts and awe-inspiring change.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Gallery/13A (September 10, 2024)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668036259

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Raves and Reviews

Armed With Good Intentions is the epitome of you can pick up a mistake and carry it as a burden, or you can set it down and use it as a stepping stone to greatness. Wallo’s story is a manual that will help other brothers be great.”
–Charlamagne tha God

“Wallo is HIM. Period. The end. His story, his journey, his trials, and his tribulations are something that EVERYONE can glean wisdom from.”
–Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders

“Wallo’s journey from inmate to inspiration is the stuff of legend. His story serves as an example whenever I’m expressing the importance of perseverance, imagination, focus, and patience. Wallo’s words motivate us all but his actions motivate us even more.”
–Black Thought, rapper, singer, and co-founder of The Roots

“Wallo is a generational talent. His infectious energy, positivity, and resilience have made him a symbol of hope. He is living proof to kids on the corner and executives in corner offices that anything is possible when your mind is right.”
–TUMA Basa, Director of Black Music & Culture at YouTube

“Full of energy, hard learned lessons, and no BS advice, Armed With Good Intentions is a must for anyone who wants to take a chance to bring their best to the world. I am a huge champion of Wallo because he is a huge champion for people of all colors, statuses, and walks of life.”
–Erika Ayers Badan, CEO of Food52

“Wallo’s life story stands as a powerful statement to human potential, the transformative power of reinvention, and the courage to move beyond past mistakes. This book isn’t just a biography - it’s a call to action for anyone looking to make a significant change in their life.”
–Troy Carter, former chairman and CEO of Atom Factory

“Peeples’ many followers will no doubt appreciate this book, as will anyone seeking to forge a meaningful path from adversity to success. Candid and uplifting.”
Kirkus

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