Beginning in the third person (from the writer's dog's perspective), but from the mind of the character himself, this book shares a true American Dream tale. Growing up an only child in a small railroad town in central Pennsylvania during WWII and the great depression, getting ahead in the world had plenty of obstacles; but, playing the hand you are dealt, in any circumstance creates the champions we become. McCready shares his "life changing Ah-ha" moments that cumulatively shape his understanding and ultimately his successes fraught with apparent failures to make it his way. What the reader discovers vicariously is how opportunities are everywhere and the paths we choose eventually illuminate the goal. Reading the book, we are carried with the writer through all his varied business ventures from leader of a dance band in the 50's to leader and founder of an invented industry in the 90's. It inspires the reader to fear not and seize the prospective moments that come your way. We are reminded that in life more is lost from inaction, than is lost from taking action. McCready, an accomplished poet, uses the medium to punctuate his memoir. His poems were conceived and expressed in response to nonsensical observations and events that challenged his direction. This memoir is wonderfully addictive. In reading, you are along for a ride few have dared to take. David's storytelling is engaging and entertaining. Praise for the book and for the spirit that moves the entrepreneur in each of us.