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  • File Size: 737 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publication Date: April 25, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XX0LY2
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Working as a groundskeeper, ditch digger, road crew member, waiter, surveyor, houseboy, and taxi driver provided me a perfect background for a career in journalism as a newspaper writer/editor and a publications manager for a space systems company.

I'm the author of Damaged Right Out Of The Box, a humorous and wistful review of personal experiences, and I'm working on Damaged Beyond All Recognition, a novel inspired by the writings of Kurt Vonnegut. I'm a serious music fan (my iPod contains more than 27,000 songs), and I live in Lakewood, Colorado.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nita on May 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
I just read the book, and have to say this was a very good read! I found myself continuing to read what happened next in this author's growing years! He has an awesome way with humor and continued expectations to reel you back in. I thought he exceeded in capturing himself in many aspects and phases of his younger years. It was funny and very entertaining! His escapades, pranks, and expression left me with the fun and memories of earlier years in my own life. He had a very memorable life to share. I laughed out loud so many times, yet realizing the trials of becoming into yourself, can be emotional and humorous at the same time, in real life. It can be a challenge to captivate interest into your own life experiences, I feel he succeeded in doing just that! Great Job!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bus142Girl on May 16, 2012
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This is one man's journey from childhood through the pitfalls of adolescence and into adulthood. If you were in college in the 70s you will be able to relate and maybe even see yourself in this wonderfully written work. It's in a snapshot format that makes for a very fun easy read, the time just zipped by and I was constantly looking forward for my next chance to pick it up again. I wanted to know how it would all play out. Mr. Felyk's wit is well honed and the chapter titles are very funny and puny. I recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mari-Clare on April 20, 2013
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I warmed to the premise of this book through the title & artwork. Surely, I thought, this would be a good read...

As I settled in with it, I found it was indeed a good read - I laughed through the childhood years & felt real sympathy & empathy for the years of school, juggling work, play & study. As well as the universal politics of "being/feeling different".

What I did not expect was to be so swept up on a magic carpet ride of music, life experiences, amazing (& real) characters, & truly amazing "brushes with all walks of life".

Alan, you made me laugh, cringe, get misty-eyed & more. But you made me glad I grabbed your book & read it. Cannot recommend enough! Thank you :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Buck on December 2, 2012
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This book is truly the "Portrait Of A Generation". Anyone who grew up in the 50's, 60's or 70's, could easily relate to this book. But, anyone of any age, could enjoy the humor, stories, and relationships described in the book. We can all remember the classroom antics, the "awkward teenage blues", and the amazing memories of growing up. The author has a gift of telling a story, and making you feel that you were right there. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. It is an amazing "life journey", that most of us can relate to. Enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fannie on August 14, 2012
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A good read for all who experienced life's hard knocks and euphoric moments. He runs through ( and at times crawls) through the memories of his youth with great emotion and detail. The reader feels they are traveling with him on his journey as he approaches the Autumn of his years. There is always a sense of humor that sustains him.
I found myself laughing out loud starting with the witty chapter titles. He lives his life boldly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jack on July 8, 2012
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This is a hilarious book about life in college, being in a fraternity, and work after college. I laughed out loud at the pranks described in the book. I knew Alan in college and can verify these stories are actually true. He was always the life of the party, and had a way of looking at things and describing events that left everyone laughing, and he does exactly that in this book. I could see this story becoming a great movie.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By WildBill on May 29, 2012
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The author's humor in reminiscing his child hood memories will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye from the heart warming/funny stories of first Love's, lost Loves, and those in between. I found it very enjoyable book, I highly recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 22, 2013
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I chose it because I live in the town that he wrote about, and knew some of the places he mentioned. I thought he was a so-so writer, but I was not all that impressed with the story.
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