Living Rich

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Xlibris Corporation, Nov 12, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 169 pages
In his captivating autobiography, Living Rich, first-time author R. J. Richards testifies to his personal definition of wealth: the love of family and friends, abiding faith, a solid work ethic, self-initiative, and accountability. These traits, reflected in every aspect of his life, have enduring legacies in his children and grandchildren, and continue to resonate in his own everyday experience. Growing up in poverty in Waukesha Wisconsin, the author and those within his circle made the most of each moment, gleaning life lessons from such fundamental responsibilities as knowing right from wrong, treating ones fellow human beings respectfully, and striving to be the very best at each task at hand. Richards self-made, homespun account epitomizes a life dedicated to old-fashioned American values, commitment to country and family. The author took his example from his mother, whose love and encouragement gave him the impetus to reach for his highest self, from his father, whose creativity and ingenuity literally edified the family home, from his siblings, with whom his closeness formed the building blocks of future growth, and from his teachers, who cultivated his natural abilities. Richards commitment to leading his best life culminated when he met his beloved wife, Mary and, upon her passing, in subsequent relationships, which provide sustenance in his present life. Each page of the book demonstrates the authors authentication of the philosophy that life begins nowat any age. As readers journey through the triumphs and tragedies, joys and sorrows of an exemplary life, they learn, by the authors example, the true meaning of being rich.
 

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Contents

Preface
4
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
16
Chapter 3
26
Chapter 4
34
Chapter 5
41
Chapter 6
48
Chapter 7
57
Chapter 13
96
Chapter 14
102
Chapter 15
108
Chapter 16
115
Chapter 17
123
Chapter 18
127
Chapter 19
134
Chapter 20
140

Chapter 8
64
Chapter 9
71
Chapter 10
78
Chapter 11
85
Chapter 12
90
Chapter 21
147
Chapter 22
152
Chapter 23
158
Chapter 24
162
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