Michael was born in post-World War II Belgium. His parents lost most of their extended family to the Holocaust, and their marriage was on the rocks. When Michael was five, his father left his mother, thrusting the family into destitution. At that time, it seemed that humanity was coming back to be a just society.
“Aux contraire mon frère”: just because the war over, being Jewish in Europe did not equate to an easy life. He watched his sister recover from a tragic fire that left her disfigured. The author had questions about God, faith, and prayers, of which none were ever answered. “Is this the true test of Faith?” he asked. “Didn’
Then he started asking the real questions: “Why would God let you win millions in the lottery, yet let millions go hungry?”
This memoir spans six decades of everything imaginable: love, tragedy, misery, family, good times and bad times. Readers will see that anything we do in life will be equated to the odds of success or failure, and not necessarily to fate, Faith, or prayers.
417 pages in length, The Odds Are is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography and personal memoir category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Odds Are meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $22.95.
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Michael writes, “Over the years, I have worn many hats. I didn’t realize how broad and diversified a spectrum I’d covered until I wrote some of them down for this book. I am a husband, father, son, and brother. I was a student, hunter, captain on the water, biker, hairstylist, entrepreneur, carpenter, builder, business owner, real estate holder, and a commodity speculator. (I lost it all.) I’ve been called lucky, unlucky, renaissance man, bon vivant, opportunistic, and a bum. Like a chameleon, my appearance has changed over the years, but my drive to achieve my goal has never waned. I started to write because of my limitations at this point in my life, but I don’t consider myself a writer. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if I get to wear that hat in addition to all the others listed here. I have two other books coming out: The Trilogist - Three different stories with the same type of ending. You know money, love, and intrigue are in the mix. One of these stories might be true. Which one do you think it is and why? Also, Short Stories by Me, an archive that will depict a wide range of personal anecdotes. Warning:
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