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!
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Published December 30, 2013
Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Self Help.