The Mysterious Man with the Ladder: Stories that bend reality

The Mysterious Man with the Ladder: Stories that bend reality

by Melvin Reichler, Jim Egan

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Overview

The Man with the Ladder liked to sit on the very top and listen to the world. Perched on it he would attract the most unusual of people and adventures and he often kept passerbys spellbound with tales about the strange things that had happened to him. But as usual, a strange thing happened to him. People began to tell stories about him. He would hear these stories second or third hand, and if he found them interesting he would tell those stories too; pretty soon what happened to him, and what happened to the Man with the Ladder in stories that people told became confused. He became so synonymous with the character in his stories that even in his own mind, he became that character. In this way, this ordinary man with a slightly out of the ordinary life, inherited a history bizarre in even the most mundane of details. The Man with the Ladder found there were great advantages to being a fictional character. Not only did people believe almost everything he told them about himself no matter how strange or unlikely, he himself could remember having done things that would be quite impossible for most inhabitants of the nonfictional world. Very often he would set about doing some unusual feat he remembered doing in the past and to everyone's amazement but his own, actually accomplish it. In this way even the everyday world surrounding the Man with the Ladder seemed ripe with unheard of possibilities and endless potential for adventure. With this in mind, I would like to welcome you into the world of the Man with the Ladder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540658838
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/26/2016
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jim Egan has a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Florida Tech, a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from New York City University as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from New York City University.

He is the President of Just Earth Inc. Environmental Consulting and former Executive Director of the nonprofit Marine Resources Council.

He has served as the Executive Director of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway Management Group and worked for many years as a Laboratory Director of an EPA-approved Environmental testing laboratory.

He has taught Environmental Science at two Universities and reached the title of full Professor. He is the author of numerous scientific books and studies, and the author of the non-fiction book "Secrets We Have Kept from Ourselves".

Melvin Reichler, Phd Sociology Michigan University, taught Sociology at the Queens College Branch of New York City University for over 30 years, being a mentor to many young minds.

After retiring he continued work on numerous writing projects including ten fiction and nonfiction books and in addition to many other diverse projects, wrote and composed music.

He passed on to the next world May of 2016.

His two children Ellie and Jesse, grandchildren Ashley and Maya and brother Robert survive him.

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