By Stanley A. Weiss
“Rumbustious, hot and disarmingly candid … this is often an awesome existence, mentioned with humor and wit.”
—The Wall highway Journal
Most folks spend our lives speaking ourselves out of items. yet what may you accomplish for those who by no means held your self again?
What if, regardless of your fears, you went for broke each time?
You may perhaps stay a existence as awesome because the one Stanley Weiss has lived for almost a century.
A thin Jewish child from Philadelphia education to struggle and sure die within the U.S. invasion of Japan in 1945, Stanley Weiss got here domestic to the loss of life of his loving yet susceptible father, who left his mom penniless. Vowing immediate to not enable his insecurities restrict him as they'd his father, Weiss pledged that his mom might by no means need to fear. Later, an embarrassment suffered by the hands of his prosperous girlfriend's recognized father ignited in him a selection to raised himself in each means and stay lifestyles to the fullest.
Inspired by means of a Humphrey Bogart motion picture, Weiss moved to a international state to seek for treasure—where Rule #1 used to be ''Don't Die.'' alongside the way in which, his zest for residing has taken him from the corporate of mythical artists and poets in Mexico, to writers and beatniks in Sixties San Francisco and Hollywood; from drunken nights with a infamous undercover agent to friendships with 3 of the boys who performed James Bond; from glamorous events in Gstaad and Phuket to strength politics in London and Washington, DC. a narrative of progress, tenacious concentration, and sturdy humor, it stretches from the times of ''Don't Die'' to Weiss's reaction whilst requested why company executives have been attracted to fighting nuclear warfare: ''Being useless is undesirable for business.''
For those that think the realm is formed via traditional those that push themselves to do notable issues, Stanley Weiss's tale will motivate and shock whereas reminding us all that being useless is undesirable for business—and being dull is undesirable for life.
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