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Excerpt from Chapter 7 – A Move and a Mess

2015-07-16_15-54-46After working two years as a wholesale liquor salesman, I was offered a job working for Jack Daniel Distillery as a sales representative. I had a connection at Jack Daniel, and one of their regional managers contacted me and asked if I would be interested in a position they had open. They had heard of my success from their distributor in Memphis—my competition, and I was flattered by their compliment. It was the goal of most wholesale liquor sales representatives to go to work for a major distillery. Now, I was going to be working for the BMW/Mercedes Benz of liquor manufacturers. Continue reading


Excerpt from Chapter 4 – Working Kid

In the fall of 1963, at the age of twelve, I started my first job. I was trying to follow Dad’s example of being responsible and hardworking. The job was in an old-fashioned mom-and-pop grocery, which wasn’t so old-fashioned in those days, a block from my grandparents’ house, two doors down from the barbershop, and next to the Rexall drug store.  Continue reading