If you baked a cake from scratch, you'd find a recipe and follow directions. I didn't do that. I reached blindfolded into my mental pantry, saw and wrote, interviewed and memorialized, had an idea and, you know. It's about funny kids and brave veterans, bad situations and redemption, on the right track and off the rails, some fiction but mostly truth. It's my cake; have a slice.
|Publisher:||First Edition Design Publishing|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||327 KB|
About the Author
Okay, what do you want to know? Les is a failed standup-comic and not much better at poker so he's worked in manufacturing, inspection, toiled in Quality Management and ran his own collection agency (Boo! Hiss!). Seven years at the big-box store with orange shelves taught him how to give good customer service and now practices that as a Meals on Wheels driver. He has business degrees from Northeastern University but it only took 17 years at night. Les has a wife. They have kids who made more kids and even a great grandkid. Thankfully, they are all done. Finally, Les is an Air Force veteran, loves cats, goes on YELP, votes as an independent and is a volunteer in his local library. He makes his home in Ashland, MA.
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Extraordinary Stories From Everyday People (and me): Rants, Raves and Reflections based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book made me wish I grew up with a grandfather. It’s widely known that there is much to be learned from our elders. The unfortunate thing is that it doesn't appear that people interact with their elders. From my experience and surroundings, people are raising their children, busy with jobs, homework, athletics, etc. I don't see grandparents involved all that much. The awkward, strange, interesting, perplexing, fascinating, oddball stories are all things we should grow up with. You can roll your eyes when you're younger but as you age you always appreciate it. The other important take-a-away, everyone should appreciate veterans. We should know that, but again, it doesn’t appear that happens. Maybe we are all too disconnected from war. Everyone should follow Les Clark’s lead. Talk to others. Be friendly. Listen to a unique story about someone’s past. Listen to someone’s experience as a soldier. Much can be gained from this and yet we walk past and look down. Kudos to Les Clark.