Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $4.75 (19%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Baker's Son has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Solid used copy with visible wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Baker's Son Hardcover – September 4, 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$20.20
$15.34 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$20.20 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Lowell Hawthorne is the president and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the nation’s largest manufacturer, distributor, and franchiser of Caribbean baked products, which made history becoming the first Caribbean-owned business in the U.S to be granted a franchise license. Today the company encompasses over 120 stores across the United States. Hawthorne has been bestowed with many awards for his entrepreneurial prowess, including the prestigious Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002, and was conferred with the Order of Distinction from his native homeland of Jamaica. In 2011 he was named the Jamaica Observer’s Diaspora Business Leader for 2010, and was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters from Medgar Evers College in New York. In 2005, the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Scholarship Foundation was launched, and since then has awarded over 150 scholarships to institutions. Currently a director of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) and chairman of the Partnership Board of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI), he lives in Westchester, New York.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 79%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Akashic Books (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617751251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617751257
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,414,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By John Chancellor TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing story that traces the life - both the ups and downs of Lowell Hawthorne and The Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.

It is an inspiring story of the life of Lowell Hawthorne from his childhood in Jamaica to being one of the more successful entrepreneurs in America. Lowell's story has plenty of ups and downs. There were lots of times when it would have probably made sense to scale back or settle. One of the more impressive things about Lowell and the rest of his family is their drive to succeed.

This story will be extremely interesting to people who migrate to America from the Caribbean or other less developed areas. His story should be an inspiration and guiding light to minority Americans who want more and are willing to work hard to achieve more.

There are lots of valuable lessons in Lowell's story. But you will need to dig them out. This is not a step by step manual. This is the story of how he and his family achieved remarkable success. The lessons are imbedded in the story.

If you were to give an MBA class a resume of the people involved in the start-up of Golden Krust and the resources and methods and asked the class to predict the outcome and give the reasons for success or failure, in my opinion no MBA student would have come close to predicting the outcome.

All the family members grew up working in a small bakery their family owned in Jamaica - so they had first hand experience in working in all areas of the bakery. But that was a relatively small operation in a country where regulations were few and competition was limited. I am not sure the experience from Jamaica gave them much advantage when applied to the new operation in New York.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Bakers Son should be required reading for anyone interested in business. This book clearly delineates the rough road to success often overlooked when people hear about "overnight" success stories. Lowell and his family were confronted with countless hurdles but persevered and through core beliefs and a common vision for the future were able to achieve tremendous success which continues to grow to this day. For this incredible family this is only the beginning.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Lowell Hawthorne shares his roller coaster ride of life that led him to become the Founding CEO of Golden Krust Bakery, a multi-unit franchising restaurant chain and food/beverage distributor headquartered in New York City. He grew up in a large close-knit family and influenced many of them to join his pursuit of the American Dream. This book has many twists and turns that will surprise you and leave you astonished. Lowell's story is incredible.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Talk about a true rags to riches story! This is a book that takes away all excuses from those of us who court the word "impossible". This book taught me that no matter how difficult the challenges are, I can make it through perseverance and a strong sense of purpose.
Talk about true grit and fire in the belly! This book is a real inspiration to me. As soon as I was through reading this book I regain new strength and resolve. I immediately started seeing possibilities flashing before my eyes.
This should be a text book for schools.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I recently had the pleasure of hearing Lowell Hawthorne speak at a ceremony where he was the guest of honor. Prior to that point I had never heard of him. During the speech the book was mentioned so I picked it up. Bottom line, this is a great read. The whole book is about overcoming obstacles and achieving the American dream through hard work, faith and vision. He details how he grew up in a small town in Jamaica to creating one of the most successful Caribbean franchises in the U.S. This book is a quick yet fascinating story. You won't be disappointed.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Baker's Son
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Baker's Son