About the Book:
Stories from a Lifetime carries readers through a widely diverse series of life’s peaks and valleys with poignant, clear-eyed vision and understanding that is only gradually gained across the course of a lifetime through endurance and honest appraisal of the emotional rollercoaster that we all ride.
These stories form a welcome, and increasingly rare, honest, grounded, and beautifully written collection that will touch nerves while sympathizing with what it means to be human.
Hugh Aaron delicately reveals the world through the innocent eyes of a young boy, through those of a soldier far from home during wartime, and those of a struggling businessman and faltering husband. He is unafraid to reveal panic beneath a façade of success, the deep and hollow sadness that may exist in an outwardly happy marriage, the yearning we feel to make a break for freedom from the rat race, the unexpected emotional responses that shift lives far beyond the expected course of events.
About the Author:
Hugh Aaron, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, received a Liberal Arts degree in the Humanities at The University of Chicago. For three years as a Seabee he served in the South Pacific during WWII. He was CEO of his own plastics manufacturing business for 20 years before selling it to write full time. Several of his short stories have been published in national magazines and 18 of his essays on business management have appeared in The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Business Not as Usual: How to Win Managing a Company through Hard and Easy Times. Currently he’s writing and producing plays.
His latest book is a short story collection, Stories From a Lifetime.
You can visit his website at www.stonespointbooks.com or his blog at www.businesswisdom.blogspot.com.
I’m not really big on reading these kinds of books, but, I believe in giving an author a chance, and to help to spread the word about their books. And, sometimes, I find myself pleasantly surprised with the end results, both with the author’s writing and the effect that book has on me. This is one of those books. I didn’t know what to expect going into this book, but by the end of the particular book, I didn’t want to put it down.
This isn’t your normal book, like I said. This is a book that is filled with a collection of stories over a lifetime. So are moving, others are deep and meaningful and some are of heartache and pain. It doesn’t matter what walk of life, it seems this book has a story that fills that walk of life to a “T”. These short stories are filled with emotion from the author, and really grip the reader.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. You’re outlook on life will change, and with the short stories, it makes for fast reading. It’s well worth the 5 star praise and two thumbs up that I am giving it. This author’s work is phenomenal and makes you think about your life and where it’s going. Truly amazing and I am happy to say that this is a book worth reading!
Visit other stops on the tour: