Charles Ramsey's memoir recounts the day he helped Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus, Michelle Knight

The memoirs of the man made famous after he helped three women escape from a 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's home.

An except 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.

Sitting there, burger in hand, I heard a sudden banging from next door. At first I didn’t know what to make of it, and I wanted my sandwich. But the banging continued. It got louder. Then I heard a woman’s scream—the blood-curdling scream that you would hear if a kid got run over by a car.


Children playing on the street froze. Then more cries for help. I thought I’d seen Ariel go off to work, so I had not a clue as to what was going on. I looked outside and saw this Dominican dude, Angel Cordero, run across the street and onto the sidewalk. Without putting down my sandwich I ran to the sidewalk where Angel was standing.

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