Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Memoir Documents a True Story of Rags to Riches

MONTECITO, Calif. (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 - Jack Watson’s new memoir “Homer’s Son: An Unusual Life” (published by iUniverse) is both a narrative and an instruction manual to overcoming life’s obstacles and creating a multimillion dollar career.

Narrated with grit and good humor, “Homer’s Son” is a true rags-to-riches life story. Readers will enjoy Watson’s journey from an orphanage to his granny’s four-room shack on an Oregon farm, up the corporate ladder, to a lucrative invention and successful company.

An excerpt from “Homer’s Son”:

“After the sale of NEWFLO, I basked briefly in the euphoria of the moment, reveled in the limelight of my fifteen minutes of fame, and received congratulations and kudos. However, there was something wrong – something was missing. I wished Homer could have been here to see my success and my worth as his son who he had abandoned. In reality, however, I had abandoned him.”

“No matter what adversities you face,” Watson reminds readers, “you will succeed if you never, ever give up.”

This book will be featured at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 9 – 13, 2013.

“Homer’s Son”

By Jack Watson

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781462042159

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781462042135

E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781462042142

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Jack Watson was born in an Oklahoma coal mining town, saved from adoption and raised by his grandmother. He graduated Oregon State College in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration. In 2002, he was inducted into the OSC Engineering Hall of Fame. He lives in Montecito, Calif.

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