Growing Up Giffin: Reflections on a Happy Steeltown Boyhood

Growing Up Giffin: Reflections on a Happy Steeltown Boyhood

by Tim Hayes


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Growing Up Giffin: Reflections on a Happy Steeltown Boyhood by Tim Hayes

We can gain great contemplative insight into today and tomorrow by reading Tim's compilation of his upbringing in Pittsburgh's Mount Oliver and America's heartland in an era of values and striving. He does it with humor, pathos, and the skills of the accomplished storyteller.-Robert Fragasso, chairman and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors

Communications professional Tim Hayes previously tackled the world of business in his first book, Jackass in a Hailstorm: Adventures in Executive Communication. Now, he's going back to the beginning and sharing stories from his childhood growing up in the "Steeltown" of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and its Mount Oliver neighborhood. His stories take you along with him as he spends an idyllic childhood, survives eight years of Catholic school, and takes on the radically new world of high school.

Hayes shows how childhood moments taught him the lessons he has carried with him for the rest of his life. His stories will inspire you to think back to your experiences growing up in your own hometown!

A portion of the proceeds of Growing Up Giffin will be donated to economic development efforts supporting the Mount Oliver community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544955988
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 567,576
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Tim Hayes has been nationally recognized for his work as a communications consultant. His strategic communications counsel, exceptional speechwriting talent, and presentation skills expertise have allowed him to coach and support senior executives and other key business leaders in the art of effective message development and clear, impactful, results-oriented communication. Many of the important and lasting values he still lives by today were forged in his "happy steeltown boyhood" so vividly described in his most recent collection of essays, "Growing Up Giffin," available on

Hayes lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have three accomplished grown children. For more information, he invites you to visit his website,

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