This book is not for everyone but it has been on my bookshelf several times. Over the years I have bought this book, lent it out, and never had it returned, so I bought it again. (I still do not understand why folks do not return books and have stopped lending them.)
So many books I read are just for pleasure. This book was so much more than that for me. As someone who grew up poor and knew what it was what like to eat food provided by welfare benefits (long before food stamps came along), I knew I wanted more in life than a handout. I was smart and I knew I could achieve something in my life.
Encouraged by my Dad who had only an eighth grade education and my teachers, I found myself on a path to college and an adult life that as a child I could only see on TV and dream about. I've been a union president in one job (as a medical technologist) and a public administrator in another and hope that I can be reasonable and see both sides of work issues.