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About helmut schonwalder
Helmut Schonwalder, or as he prefers to write his name: helmut s. (using a lowercase "h" like humble and a little "s" just like small,) is quite familiar with the adventures of waiting in fine establishment, serving food and wine. Having had a thorough training in the restaurant and hotel industry, in Hamburg, West Germany, he knows the inside-out of the trade.
He has made a living pouring drinks, cooking and managing on three continents.
Not enough, he has experience as a salesman, selling real estate on two continents, vacuum cleaners door-to-door in the USofA. He also worked as a boat-delivery-skipper.
Aside from being a poet & writer, helmut s. is computer-literate, a professional when it comes to Apple, Microsoft or Google technology, hardware and software.
Based on his own life experiences, the son of a 46 year young farmer’s widow and a 60 year old shoemaker from the Sudetenland writes about the hardships of growing up, the fun of working to make money, and the pleasures of spending earned cash by partying.
He does not stop short of telling it, as it is, about being down and out, wanting to die, and experiencing the miracles of his "Guardian Angels" beating the odds.
In helmut s’ books both failures and success-stories go hand in hand. Much of it is based on his notes and diaries, kept daily since the early 1960s.
Just remember it’s all true fiction, even the lies are true lies.
“Enjoy and have a most beautiful day, every day, no exceptions.”
Titles By helmut schonwalder
The Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls collection includes all 7 Sepp-Books the whole saga in epic proportion from Germany to America for one low price of $13.93.
Sepp’s Epic Perils & Pitfalls of an International Hospitality Professional takes us on a journey from the Sudeten Mountains to the West German American Zone and provides a window into Sepp growing up in a 1950-60 Frankenland, before getting his professional education in the International Hospitality Industry during the 1960s. Here he works and earns his living in restaurants and hotels. Sepp develops a strong liking for alcohol and sex. Sepp witnesses how money plays a big role. The ones who have ample cash enjoy understating, while those who do not have it, overstate by acting like being rich. Sepp spends many years in the Hansestadt before his travels and a new job in Andalusia. Moreover, from here Sepp immigrates to South Africa. After working at the Indian Ocean’s shore, he emigrates from Africa to the United States starting out in Kansas City and finally making his home among the Redwoods along the Pacific Ocean front of California.
The Sepp books describe ‘waiting on tables,’ preparing food, and ‘being of service to hotel guests.’ Sepp gets to deal with issues and non-issues, about money, sex, religion, apartheid, and many other common problems, like wars and refugees as well as addictions, and finally gets a tour into spiritual awakenings.
The Sepp books are without a so-called super-hero. We have Sepp, an ordinary kid growing up slowly on planet earth. He is bright and stupid at the same time. Sepp has no special super powers, aside from a ‘Guardian Angel’ and the ’schmaltzy’ Walter fellow. Sepp’s trek does not end until he finds what he always needed, and it may not be what he wanted. However, will Sepp ever find out the truth about Walter van Russbourg, his birth father, or maybe not?