This book shows at-risk youth and young offenders the dangers of maintaining criminal associations and living criminal lifestyles. Its purpose is to show young readers the benefit of leading values-based, goal-oriented lifestyles. To share this story, Michael brings readers into a classroom of at-risk youth. He works with a group of other offenders to introduce the self-directed success strategies of the Straight-A Guide program. Each man tells his story of how he began making bad decisions during his youth, then he explains the consequences that followed those bad decisions. This book includes images and graphics that engage the readers. It is part of the comprehensive Straight-A Guide training curriculum, which encourages readers to identify the values by which they profess to live and to set clear goals within each value category. The book encourages readers to move toward their values and goals in a deliberate, methodical manner. Success! is one of many books that Michael G. Santos wrote to help readers see that despite difficult circumstances or bad decisions, individuals can overcome and begin living as law-abiding, contributing citizens.