Ditches to Riches offers up some real life lessons, from the author Will Smith who had it all, lost it all, and got it all back again. Will was dealt a bad hand and sentenced to prison for more than two years, for a crime he did not commit. Once free, he moved to a new state with no money and a felony conviction still marring his otherwise perfect record. The only thing he had was a friend who let him sleep on a couch and a job digging ditches in the Florida heat. Will did have one other thing, a desperate desire to climb out of that ditch.