by David Gonzalez Azancot


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ISBN-13: 9781605946016
Publisher: Aeon Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Memories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Pitcher-In-The-Rye More than 1 year ago
SPELLBINDING! If James Joyce had penned this narrative he might have titled it "Portrait of A Life Well Spent". Hemmingway "A Man's Life". Orwell "Down and Out in Tangier and Tamarac". But David Gonzalez Azancot tells a striking a tale, one that reveals the political and economic background in which it is set while at the same time showing what an adventure we all lead on this earth. He has titled his book perfectly. David tells first of a time and place that few of us in America have heard or know, Morocco in the 1950s and 1960s. But then as he emigrates to America his story becomes one that as Americans most of know well and love. He tells of hard work and an ultimate rise and fall in Corporate America. Finally, what matters throughout, and rings so true and important is how central "family" is as one grows, ages and dies. The book is interesting from its first chapter until its last. If Faulkner, Joyce, Conrad or Hemingway had written this book it would be flying off the shelves and it would be discussed in college classrooms the world over. But then we must remember that David Gonzalez Azancot is a very "Non-Famous Person".
Connie49 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book a month ago, and I still can't shake the story from my mind. By the end of this engaging autobiography, Mr. Gonzalez Azancot manages to reveal himself to his readers honestly and humbly. No self-aggrandizing stories here; just the honest story of a life lived fully and passionately. When he describes his actions, there is no self-pity or escuses. When he sees that he was wrong, he says so in no uncertain terms. Once I started, I found that I couldn't put the book down. I really wanted to find out what was going to happen to this ingenious man next....I wanted him to continue to be daring, defiant and persistant. I wanted to see how he would get through the chaotic events of his life and to see how he would rise above those events. An important life lessons can be drawn from this book: Here is a man who is unbroken in spite of tremendous upheavals and ferociously in love with life even when life has sometimes tried to seriously wound him. Who among us would not like to have the grace to rise above our circumstances?
William_Chamberlain More than 1 year ago
Every so often, I will take a wild stab in the air, in the hopes of plucking a book from out of the air. Many times it will be from that of a well-known author, but sometimes it maybe a nobody. I will admit, that when I selected this book, I was kinda thinking whether or not this book would keep my attention. Ladies and Gentlemen. This book does. David Gonzalez has written a wonderful volume of stories about his life. Done chronologically, as most bio's are, Mr. Gonzalez seductively whisks you into his self-made time machine taking you back to the 1940's before pressing play. I can't remember recently a book that really kept me reading and as clichéd as it is, I really couldn't put it down. I found his book to be funny and sometimes sad, and always enthralling and engaging. I highly recommend it, and sincerely hope there is more in his tank besides a bio, for me to read. Great book!
honey40 More than 1 year ago
It's amazing how the author presented all the information passionatly and yet clearly.His life was not easy by any means, going to a strange land at a young age,learning a new language while trying to achieve his goals. He teaches the reader how the travel industry works,and was able to transport you with him as if you were right there in his meetings, fighting and climbing the backstabing corporate ladder. I was taken also by the way I was able to feel what he felt and live what he lived. His trials and tribulations,I laughed and cried with him. I learned that miracles do exist, he prooves it in his book, this is a wonderful book! From riches to rags to riches.
Cervantesmortadelo More than 1 year ago
Mr Azancot really has wriiten a very personal memoir. It comes from the heart And is Funny,Intense,Sad and takes you to The faraway land of Beautiful and Enchanting Morroco and Spain The Authors Homelands. I was surprised By The Amount Of Anecdotes That the Author provides. Meeting People Like Tennis Great Manolo Santana and working With Spanish Singing Superstar Julio Iglesias and many More whom he personally Meet and Many who became his friends!!! I Highly recommend Mr Azancots Book you wont be able to put it Down!!!! 5 Stars When a Second Book?
MadridLS More than 1 year ago
From the very begining, you feel like part of the story. It keeps you interested. David Gonzalez makes you travel to and from different places. Morrocco is only the start of many other countries and cities that he lived or visited. Amazing journey of this person's life which will make you want to read the book more, just to see what happens next. Awaiting for your next book.
Joaquin46 More than 1 year ago
Here is an autobiography with enough juice to keep you going all the way to the end. It is not easy to grab the reader's attention when the story is about a virtual unknown: Mr. Gonzalez does that and much more. He is able to make us care about his adventures in such a way that it is almost impossible to put the book down till the very end. It's possible that the fact that Mr. Gonzalez's life takes place in different countries gives the narrative an international flavor, and who can resist an international "thriller"? And a real one at that? Congratulations on a job well done.