About the Author
Author John Paul was born just before the dawn of the World War Two. By location and chance almost in America, however, he was born in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Kingdom, that soon turned into the bloodiest part of the European war theatre. As the war end neared, the political scenery turned red in more ways than one. Youngster John Paul however survived the odds. As communism took over in 1945 and a sort of nationalism, patriotism, whatever war scars persisted, it often took bites out of John's childhood. Consequently, John formed his humorous and satirical view of the way of life and the system, while yearning to reach America one day, where he felt he was supposed to be born anyway. Completing the very distinguished high school in 1955, in Novi Sad, his birth town, young John went onto the university studies at the country's capital, Belgrade. With an earned degree in structural engineering, John went on to serve the compulsory military term of his country, the Socialistic Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. Exiting the Army in the 1968, John started permanent employment in his home town Novi Sad. However, this term just convinced John that his goal is definitely across the great pond, in America. In 1969 John arrived to USA, in Detroit. However, he found his Utopia not quite as he expected, fighting the prejudices ingrained into the troubled society. Well trained in the old country to see things with critical eye, John Paul is laughing about his new country's shortcomings. Still, he persevered in America and continued his quest in pursuit of happiness, despite the odds.