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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:150
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098385750
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098385743

Giving Back

Memories, Reflections, and Lessons Learned

by Edward A. Joseph

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Overview

Giving Back: Memories, Reflections and Lessons Learned is an inspirational book of 50 short articles by the author, the majority of which have been previously published.

Description

This collection entertains, offers advice, and inspires readers; a few of the selections will bring a tear, while others a smile. Giving Back will appeal to many readers, but especially those 50-years old and older who are looking for informative, engaging, and entertaining stories.

About the author

The author has varied interests including reading, bowling, golf, and challenging Sudoku puzzles. He has a life-long love of sports, and at the age of 76 finished first in the 200-meter dash at the Empire State Senior-Masters Games.

He holds three academic degrees, and whimsically, he also graduated from the International Bartender’s School in New York City. He worked as a bartender part-time for a number of years in a private tennis club and full-time one summer in a restaurant. He also worked a summer in construction and a number of summers as a security guard. In addition, he received a United States patent (#5,732,952) on a baseball-related bucket game.

After retiring from the Yonkers public school system, where he was a teacher and administrator, he started working as a freelance writer. His nonfiction work has appeared in regional newspapers and magazines, as well as national magazines and books, including Inventors' DigestElks MagazineVibrant LifeAngels on EarthChicken Soup for the Soul, and The Saturday Evening Post. His first book, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Teacher, which is about his career as an urban educator, is available as an eBook at Google Play Books, and as a print edition at https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/.

He has two grown children, and lives with his spouse, Susan, the love of his life, with their French bulldog, Louie, in the Park Hill section of Yonkers.


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