THE ROUTE

THE ROUTE

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by Michael Orsini
     
 

The US Postal Service has been in existence for thousands of years. Actually it just seems like it but it has “only' been around for 238 years. In fact the post office started one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. For most of those years it was a thriving business. As a government agency it was always one of the most efficient and…  See more details below

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The US Postal Service has been in existence for thousands of years. Actually it just seems like it but it has “only' been around for 238 years. In fact the post office started one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. For most of those years it was a thriving business. As a government agency it was always one of the most efficient and trusted of all government agencies. I had the honor of being a part of this agency for 32 years as a letter carrier. I was an employee of the US Postal Service during a rather unique era within those 238 years. I saw the postal service at their all time peak as they entered the computerized age. That same computerized age has also led to the fall of the postal service. Its survival is now a top news story that promises to get bigger with each passing day. THE ROUTE takes the reader through my 32 year career so each reader can experience the highs and lows of this time honored part of Americana.
To add spice to this story I take you for a ride into my own personal life. Yes, THE ROUTE becomes a memoir. You do not need to be famous to have the reader be interested in what goes on in another persons life. My life would make Walter Mitty envious. Many people call me a dreamer, or just plain crazy. Maybe I just took too many hockey pucks to the head. Regardless, my life has been anything but normal. I take you off my mail route and onto my life route. The chapters will cover how I adopted my 2 sons from Korea only to find out my wife is a lesbian. I share my comical experiences of how I spent 5 years uncovering that truth. I tell you how my thought patterns worked to get my softball team into Attica Prison to play the inmates. Not just once but seven times. I share the story of how I managed a Triple A baseball team for 2 games and won them both. I explain how I changed the career path of the great Baltimore Oriole, Cal Ripken Jr. when he was 9 years old. To cap that off I played in a regular season pro ice hockey game as a goalie and actually won the game then proposed to my present wife at center ice. Did that on national television at the age of 49. You said Walter who?
No one has ever done this before. It's about time that you see this before its gone. Gone like the pony express, the milk man, video stores and lickable stamps. It is a book that is well overdue, just like the mail.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016569765
Publisher:
Michael Orsini
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Orsini was a 32 year career employee of the United States Postal Service. Being a self-confessed perfectionist he was constantly at odds with management. Not keeping his emotions to himself he let management know exactly what he thought. After 28 years of this he finally realized he was spinning his wheels. Instead of getting stressed out he started to write THE ROUTE to vent his emotions. This might account why Mike still has a full head of hair with only some graying. Mike retired from the service in May of 2010.
Mike still resides in Rochester NY with his lovely wife Kathy. Now that THE ROUTE has been completed Kathy has reconsidered and will not file for divorce. He can finally spend some time with her. His sons Andy and Tyler and his step son Ricky have no clue what THE ROUTE is about. Someday, Mike hopes that they will read the book or at least look at the pictures.

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THE ROUTE 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mike had a good balance between life with USPS and his personal life-Everyone should read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mike pulls no punches on his frustrations with the management of this vital service. His life story is both humorous and sad at times. A great read. Couldn't put it down.
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tc51 More than 1 year ago
I am proud to say that I am a friend of Mike, who had the guts to tell it as it is about " The Life and Times of a Letter Carrier ". Boy could I relate to his journey in the P.O.! Since Mike is one of the most interesting people I worked with in the P.O.,I knew the book would be a hoot!I was involved in some of the happenings in the book ( soft-ball at Attica, school safety program ) The Route will give a non-postal person a peek at the inside of the USPS thru the years. Congrats! Mike Great book! Great read! Great laughs!