'Don't Forget the Peanut Butter, George'' by Brad Lesher

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This book is both a family tale and a businessman’s guide to living and working among different cultures and gaining maximum value from the experience. The messages should be of benefit to anyone contemplating an international business career or a family facing an opportunity to go overseas. It emphasizes the importance of understanding and respecting the different cultures and in addition illustrates many funny experiences encountered while working and living abroad. The author also describes the fringe benefits he enjoyed including tea with the Shah of Iran, playing poker with Pierre Salinger on the Island of Rhodes, performing on stage with David Copperfield, and in Moscow swapping jokes with John Lindsey and giving a six pack of beer to Burt Lancaster. For anyone reading this book the bottom line is- if you get a chance to live and work abroad, “Go for it”!

About Brad Lesher

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Brad Lesher was born in the Amish area of Lancaster County, Pa. He met his wife Mary in college at William and Mary. After graduation they both worked for IBM in Baltimore, Maryland for seven years and began a family. In 1964 they moved with two children to Tehran, Iran and began a life that would include 19 years abroad in Tehran, Paris and Hong Kong. A third child, Tracey, joined daughter Kim and son Mark in 1968. Brad's international career spanned a total of 37 years and involved working on site with business and government customers in more than 40 countries around the globe. A key part of this family tale is how their experiences enabled the family to tightly bond as the children became Brad and Mary's best friends in the world. This unique relationship continues to this day. Brad and Mary live now in Amelia Island, FL and are pictured below at home with their "best friends." (l. To r. Kim, Brad, Mark, Mary and Tracey ) Amelia Island, FL July 2
Published July 16, 2010 by Xlibris. 148 pages
Genres: Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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