Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Review: 17 Cents and a Dream by Daniel Milstein

Surprising that I'm reviewing this book a few days after April 26, which is the anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion in Russia, which took place in 1986.  This sets in motion Daniel's life.  It changes everything for those who live in the area. Radiation makes it not safe.  Jobs and lives are lost.

Daniel's story is the typical rags to riches story, but it's told in such a poignant way.  Back in Russia, everyone told Daniel he was not to amount to anything.  Except his grandfather.  He knew Daniel could do it.   Daniel's family immigrates to America.  Leaving Russia at the time was a dangerous thing to do, but Daniel makes it with 17 cents in his pocket to mail his friend a letter back home.

Many hinderances get in Daniel's way, but he doesn't let anything stop him.  He perserveres.  He works hard.  He knows what it's going to take and he's not afraid to do it.

This is the story of the No. 1 mortgage loan officer in the world.  This is the story of hard work and dedication.

I read this book as a review request via PDF on my laptop.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.

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