The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille

The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille

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The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille is Bob Mack Peaka€™s well-crafted, uplifting, heart-felt, romance epic. Ita€™s a lighthearted look at the differences between men and women. Peak proves the well-known, open proposition that qEverything my mother told me about women is true... and I can prove it.q The booka€™s flowing narrative offers the reader a delightful journey toward discovering life's truest rewarda€”unconditional love. The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille finds a parallel and rampart through the life of the authora€™s parents. They were a part of the so-called Greatest Generation. Raised during the hardships of the Great Depression, Peaka€™s parents built a terrific life with beloved children, yet they suffered terrible losses later in life. Peak begins his story at his parentsa€™ home in the a€œShow Me Statea€ of Missouri where they meet at a USO function before his father leaves for World War II. Even as a child, Peak is impacted by his mother Lucillea€™s advice on girls, women, and how to spot a potentially problematic relationship. Readers who adore the films Terms of Endearment and The Help, will fall in love with Peaka€™s book, as the themes from those hit Hollywood epics echo throughout the book. Peaka€™s work offers guidelines rather than hard and fast rules to assist women, men and couples to a€œLove Long and Prosper.a€ The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille is uniquely different from similar books of the relationship and romantic genre written by a plethora of PhDa€™s and various authors. This is because it draws upon Peaka€™s personalized experiences supported by the seemingly timeless, sage advice of the authora€™s mother. In short, the book will help readers achieve a useful perspective on whata€™s genuine in life and love, as well as whata€™s realistically obtainable. Displaying his gift for honestly communicating deeply moving experiences, Peak carefully navigates the ups and downs of his relationships. Peak relates his ex-wives to a€œexperimental flights, a€ since his birthday coincides with Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in the X-1 test plane on October 14. The authora€™s a€œEXsa€ were not dissimilar to unstable test planes that crashed. Some of his a€œrelationship crashesa€ left no survivors, while other smashups provided the genesis of a phoenix-like rebirth. The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille is divided into four sections. The first section sets forth the premise of the a€œUnconditional Abyss.a€ The second delves into a€œFifteen Lessonsa€ that guide the reader through their own relationships and formulates the 85% Man metaphor. Section three explains how to cross the Unconditional Abyssa€”including dealing with tragedy. Part four offers a moving good-bye to the various characters presented in the book. Each chapter of the book begins with a pearl of wisdom from Lucille. Her immortal lexicon abounds as she says, qThe truth starts with a kiss. It may not be the whole truth, but it's a good starting place, a€ and qWomen are like elephants...the most dangerous animals in the jungle, and they never forget anything.a€ Her words are unforgettable, as is Lucille, who incidentally was declared dead as a little girl after a bout with scarlet fever, only to resurrect for a second chance at a life of inspiring others. Perhaps best of all, the book references a link to the website featuring a section where visitors can calculate how their man scores, and discover WWLS (What Would Lucille Say). In the words of Peak, The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille is qanalogous to starring in a scary movie. You're at the top of the stairs and the lights don't work. You think there's something down there for you, while your mother's in the audience yelling, a€˜Don't go down there.a€™ Against her advice, you go anyway. At the bottom of the stairs you turn, and it's the monster your mother warned you about. The theme of the book follows Lucille's lessons, and my missteps, to guide the reader so they don't go down into the dark alone.a€... Michael Crichton, Paul Attanasio. Perf. Demi Moore, Michael Douglas. Warner Brothers, 1994. exile on Main street. Producer Jimmy Miller. ... CBS TV, 1959- 1965. silverado. Dir./Screenplay Lawrence Kasdan. Perf. Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, anbsp;...

Title:The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille
Author:Bob Mack Peak
Publisher:Bob Mack Peak - 2013-12-10


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