No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child

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19th Century,Earlier 20th Century

Paul Lamar Hunter

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It describes how Paul Lamar Hunter made it despite overwhelming odds as the 19th child of twenty-one child, his troubled life traversed the perils of poverty, neglect, and deaths. Paul describes what it was like growing up in the shadows of a famous yet detached mother.



Short Summary

When I came into this world, I unwittingly stepped onto a production stage, a life pageant if you will, of my mother's own creation. In such a setting, she was the main attraction. she was the principal character, the rest of us just stage hands and extras.

Therefore, despite my past, despite my upbringing, despite my disadvantages, despite my poverty, despite my labeling, and despite my shortcomings, I am and shall always be a college graduate. I am a person who is on the move.


Racine, Wisconsin

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Paul Lamar Hunter

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Adventurous,Uneducated,Confident,Crazy,Desperate,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Visionary,Funny,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Religious,Charming,Aggressive,Badass,Decisive,Leader,Underdog,Unapologetic,Sarcastic,Romantic,Sexy,Obedient,Modest

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Development Pitch

No Love, No Charity, the Success of the 19th Child Screenplay Pitch By Paul Lamar Hunter It's the fall of 2006, in Racine Wisconsin. Paul Hunter, and 14 of his 21 siblings are gathered together to take a group photo for an article that would be featured in the December 2006 issue of Ebony Magazine. A photographer perched up on a latter tells everyone to look up and smile for the camera. The camera flashes and those gracious smiles of this unusually large family is captured for all the world to see. But behind the hopeful eyes and all the bright smiles, lurks dark secrets and untold dysfunction, emanating from a poignant history that the public has never seen—until now. No Love No Charity the Success of the 19th Child, is a riveting autobiography written by Paul Lamar Hunter, the 19th of 21 children born to a humanitarian matriarch known as in Mother Louise Hunter, the founder of the Love and Charity Mission. Though Mother Hunter was a celebrated champion for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, behind her stellar public persona, is a callous and cold woman detached from her own 21 children who were love-starved and emotionally neglected. Strangely, though everyone else in town called Mrs. Hunter, “Mother Hunter” her own children were forced to call her “E”. Paul Hunter is the principal character whose struggles leads to unlikely success in an environment full of poverty, disfunction, tragedy, and death. Therefore, Paul’s story provides the antithesis to his Mother

About The Author

Paul Lamar Hunter was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1970, the 19th of 21 natural children born to James and Louise Hunter. His childhood experiences included poverty, neglect, and tragedy. After the deaths of his father and brother Louise focused her energy on the homeless shelter she founded. Though the shelter was meant to be a stabilizing influence for her family and respite for the downtrodden, it was a breeding ground of dysfunction. A determined spirit and unshakeable faith lifted Paul to earn a degree in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. Father to four adult children, Paul wrote his autobiography, titled No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child. The book earned attention by Ebony magazine, Black Enterprise magazine, SA Express News, Radar Online, and he has appeared on several television shows, including Face The Truth, Living 808, Good Things Utah, The Morning Blend, Travis Smiley, Tom Joyner, and “Fox and Friends.” Paul Lamar Hunter promotes the message that the limits of nature and nurture are expanded by faith, determination, and fortitude. He is available for speaking engagements and book signings. He can be reached at or visit His book is available at Barnes & Noble, through and on iTunes

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning,LGBT Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Life To Legacy LLC

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available