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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Personal Growth / Success
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781624880407

Practicing Life

A Personal Guide to Success and Happiness

by Michael W. Melvin

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Overview
The book begins by chronicling the life of a small town boy growing up in the idyllic “Happy Days” of the nineteen forties and fifties with all the entertainment and good stories so implied. Then, with wit, humor and a bit of practical philosophy, step by step, the author reveals the influences, family, friends and other circumstances, that all worked to change a largely drifting life into a productive, happy and successful one. This is truly a one of a kind book that not only entertains, but also has valuable lessons to impart to people of all ages.
Description
The book begins by chronicling the life of a small town boy growing up in the idyllic “Happy Days” of the nineteen forties and fifties with all the entertainment and good stories so implied. Then, with wit, humor and a bit of practical philosophy, step by step, the author reveals the influences, family, friends and other circumstances, that all worked to change a largely drifting life into a productive, happy and successful one. This is truly a one of a kind book that not only entertains, but also has valuable lessons to impart to people of all ages. The success and happiness begins in college and carries through to marriage, Harvard Law School, child rearing, and beyond into law practice, a business career and finally retirement. The author also provides several bonuses for the reader. Perhaps the most important one is the providing of guiding principles given in the form of specific steps for people of all ages to use to make the right life choices for their own success and happiness in school, career and family. Another bonus is how and why the author left a successful law practice after almost thirty years to return to his one early productive love--entrepreneurship-- by teaming with his longtime friend, a refugee from revolutionary Iran, to build a world class movie theater business with all the involved ups and downs and intrigue. The last bonus is an insight into the similarities and contrasts of growing up in Iran and America. Good luck on your own Practice of Life!
About the author
The author was born and grew up in central Florida in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He was educated in the local public schools and then went on to the University of Florida where he received his bachelor’s degree and an MBA, both with high honors, and then to Harvard Law School where he received his JD. After thirty years of successfully and happily practicing law and life, he went back to his first love of business and joined with his longtime friend to build and operate a successful, high end movie theater chain. He currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years. They also enjoy spending time in their summer home in North Carolina where they are often visited by their two children and six grandchildren.
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