By Stanley A. Weiss
“Rumbustious, hot and disarmingly candid … this is often an marvelous existence, stated with humor and wit.”
—The Wall highway Journal
Most people spend our lives conversing ourselves out of items. yet what may possibly you accomplish when you by no means held your self again?
What if, regardless of your fears, you went for broke whenever?
You may well stay a existence as outstanding because the one Stanley Weiss has lived for almost a century.
A thin Jewish child from Philadelphia education to struggle and certain die within the U.S. invasion of Japan in 1945, Stanley Weiss got here domestic to the dying of his loving yet susceptible father, who left his mom penniless. Vowing immediate to not allow his insecurities restrict him as they'd his father, Weiss pledged that his mom could by no means need to fear. Later, an embarrassment suffered by the hands of his prosperous girlfriend's recognized father ignited in him a selection to raised himself in each manner and stay lifestyles to the fullest.
Inspired by way of a Humphrey Bogart motion picture, Weiss moved to a overseas kingdom to seek for treasure—where Rule number 1 was once ''Don't Die.'' alongside the way in which, his zest for residing has taken him from the corporate of mythical artists and poets in Mexico, to writers and beatniks in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco and Hollywood; from drunken nights with a infamous secret agent to friendships with 3 of the lads who performed James Bond; from glamorous events in Gstaad and Phuket to energy politics in London and Washington, DC. a narrative of progress, tenacious concentration, and stable humor, it stretches from the times of ''Don't Die'' to Weiss's reaction while requested why enterprise executives have been attracted to fighting nuclear conflict: ''Being lifeless is undesirable for business.''
For those that think the area is formed via traditional those who push themselves to do striking issues, Stanley Weiss's tale will motivate and shock whereas reminding us all that being lifeless is undesirable for business—and being dull is undesirable for life.
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