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Johnny's Fortune

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Not too many years ago in America a man's word was his bond. A man's principles are key to his integrity, his respect, and his honor, no matter if he is rich or poor, young or old, schooled or not. A simple, hardworking man lives by these rules and often suffers because of them. When others break his rules or veer from his values, he takes them to task. Despite the hardships surrounding him, the challenges facing him, he refuses to betray his beliefs. Because he knows the truth, something his father had taught ...
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Not too many years ago in America a man's word was his bond. A man's principles are key to his integrity, his respect, and his honor, no matter if he is rich or poor, young or old, schooled or not. A simple, hardworking man lives by these rules and often suffers because of them. When others break his rules or veer from his values, he takes them to task. Despite the hardships surrounding him, the challenges facing him, he refuses to betray his beliefs. Because he knows the truth, something his father had taught him. What is a man but his words and actions? Johnny Silva, the son of a Portuguese immigrant, is that kind of man. Some men are born lucky. Others are born smart. Few are born both. Johnny is one of those very few. He came from a forbidding beginning with an ominous birthright. He was a scrawny kid from the poor side of town, a defiant punk troublemaker from the darkened streets of Somerville, outside of Boston. He was a rebellious Army dropout, a struggling city cab driver, a dear friend to many, a lucky lottery winner, and a devoted family man. He was the product of his checkered past who learned the hard way to become an esteemed man in his future. But changes for a man like Johnny don't come easy. With the support and love of his young wife, Marie, along with the admiration of his three sons, the uneducated man with high hopes, the risk taker with great expectations, the blessed man with unbridled compassion, becomes truly successful. With the backing of an army of family members, good friends, and close neighbors, this unassuming dreamer reveals the authentic wonders of humanity, while uncovering his own faults and seeds of greatness. When Johnny Silva has a massive fortune suddenly fall into his lap, he must decide what is most important in life. The extravagant steps he takes next, changes not only his life, but those of many around him. In the true spirit of a genuinely extraordinary human being, Johnny realizes his newly found fortune is not the mone
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478709671
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2013
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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