This book is about three love stories as told by the author who courageously endured the death of his two wives and fought back to live a life of supreme accomplishment.
This is a success story that has no ending because it is replete with constant efforts to achieve tikun olam (repairing the world).
The storyteller is an inspiration, a whirlwind of creativity whose abundant projects span the gamut from antique wood type collecting to giraffe zoological research. And, in between, he pursues a multitude of efforts including producing the first Kosher Foods Expo, coordinating a phenomenally successful Jewish Voter Registration campaign, surviving the ordeal of expulsion from the Soviet Union, giving birth to Parents without Partners and memorializing his wives by conducting dozens of wedding ceremonies performed in his Maine lighthouse.
No one can read this book without being inspired by a runty Jewish kid from the Lower East Side of New York, living in abject poverty and troubled with multiple physical handicaps, who achieves prominence and entrepreneurial success.
Whether he is comforting his terminally ill first wife or enabling his second wife’s oxygen tail to stay connected to becoming his children’s mainstay, Irving accents his role as a real family man.