We received a complimentary copy of the book, Get Back Up – From the Streets to Microsoft Suites by George A. Santino. All opinions are our own.
As a book reviewer, sometimes the promotion for the book is actually better than the actual book. Oops, did I just say that? Well sometimes it is. Occasionally the author hires a really good PR company and they write an amazing synopsis of the book and you think, I really need to read that! Then you get the book and you are really disappointed. Like disappointed to where you can barely get through the first couple of chapters without falling asleep.
Well this is one of those times that the PR company hit the nail on the head! This is a great book! It really is a humorous story! I love how the author isn’t stuck on himself, is brutally honest and shares their story of how he literally had no place to live and ends up on top.
If you are looking for a great motivational beach read that touches your heart and mind, then I highly recommend this book! I don’t think you will be disappointed!
About the Author:
George A. Santino has been a fast food manager, life insurance and liquor salesman, shoe repair owner, real estate investor, software engineering manager, recording artist, and Microsoft partner, as well as most recently a professional speaker and author. Get Back Up is his first book.
M. J. Beaufrand lives in Seattle with her husband and two children. She is the author of the young adult novels Primavera, The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters, and Dark River, the latter of which was a finalist for the Edgar Awards.
About the Book:
With rare humor and the instincts of a born storyteller, George A. Santino describes his rise from rags to riches through a series of adventures that begin in Philadelphia’s violent Tasker Street projects where he dodges his alcoholic father’s fits of temper, fishes for rats, and sells tomatoes from the back of a truck. His escapades continue as he opens a sports bar with no walls in North Tampa, curses out a drill sergeant in Fort Jackson, and battles a hiring manager to get a job in Menlo Park that he fully intends to turn down.
Santino’s adventures culminate when he enjoys a long, successful career with Microsoft, builds a family, loses (and regains) a small fortune along the way, and triumphs over a freak spinal injury that doctors predicted would prevent him from ever working again before his thirtieth birthday. Throughout, Santino shares his perspectives on business and mentorship and stresses, by example, his central lesson: No matter what life throws at you, get back up.
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