The Life and Times of a Survivor: And Lessons for Us All

The Life and Times of a Survivor: And Lessons for Us All

by Andrew Alan Bogner
The Life and Times of a Survivor: And Lessons for Us All

The Life and Times of a Survivor: And Lessons for Us All

by Andrew Alan Bogner


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An unforgettable memoir, and powerful personal journey. More than just a good autobiography. Crises include early death of parents, dealing with major illnesses, loss of children and more. Using his past as an example, the author has produced a unique developmental learning tool the reader will find insightful, effective and even funny, to better deal with adversity. As the author puts it: I've led a pretty full and unusual life, which you may find interesting, relevant and helpful vis-a-vis your own situation. I've experienced numerous twists and turns, ongoing jolts - both up and down - and lots of learning. You may not agree with all my conclusions, but you'll be hard pressed to classify this book as dull. Many of my recommendations you will have heard already. This stuff isn't rocket science - just my attempt to forge an effective learning tool. A valid point is a valid point, even if not wholly new. Hopefully, some of them will be new for you. Ok, so how to deliver value by writing about one's life? When I say 'deliver value', one way to think of it is to better understand how you got to where you are today so you can use it as a point of departure going forward. Putting the details of your major life experiences on paper forces you to organize and examine the content critically, so as to decide what did/didn't work about a choice within the context of the whole experience. That's essentially the process I used to develop my recommendations. Naturally I've also bounced my ideas off others to determine whether and how our opinions compared. Where we aligned, we aligned. Where we didn't, it became obvious they were space aliens (only kidding). As for the presentation of the material, I'm authoring it anonymously to retain privacy for all concerned.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478707196
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/16/2013
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City, the author is an experienced technology Project Manager, with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master's in business. He enjoys the outdoors, many sports, lifelong learning, writing, computers, movies, theatre, travel, good food, interesting people and humor of all sorts. Opera is not big on his list.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Chapter 1 Congratulations On Your Choice Of Parents 1

Chapter 2 Idiopathic Symptoms 16

Chapter 3 Taking Care of Business 22

Chapter 4 No Son Of Mine Is Going To Become Cannon Fodder 25

Chapter 5 Now You See Them, Now You Don't 29

Chapter 6 A Whole New World 44

Chapter 7 Be Careful What You Wish For 48

Chapter 8 It Looks Like You Have (Fill in the Blanks) 53

Chapter 9 Unholy Past, Turbulent Future 64

Chapter 10 Dating Redux 68

Chapter 11 The Jailhouse Rock 73

Chapter 12 The Dark Time 80

Chapter 13 The Beneficial Effects of a Good Woman 85

Chapter 14 Useful Concepts 89

Chapter 15 Useful Concepts in Flowchart Format 91

Photographs 93

Acknowledgements 95

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