Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book review: Madness, Miracles, Millions by Joseph Semprevivo and Larry Semprevivo

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As someone who grew up in a home where my parents owned not one but two small businesses, I have always enjoyed books where people discuss where the journey of business owners.  So when I had a chance to review  Madness, Miracles, Millions I expected it to be a good book.  It is short
, at 140 pages, and it captured my interest so much I only put it down once -- and then picked it up again the next day.

This books starts out with a tragedy.  In fact, much of the lives of the Semprevivo family is one bad thing after another.  This is a story about how hard work can turn your circumstances around -- and how what you worked for can be reduced to ashes quickly -- and how hard work will turn your circumstances around again.

When Larry Semprevivo gets his arm hurt in a printing press, things look hopeless.  In addition, many of their family and friends have nothing to do with them anymore.   I was in a similar situation in my life last year, but I loved how the book put it -- it gets rid of everyone in your life who isn't someone you can depend on -- basically helps clean house of your relationships.  That one paragraph of the book was, to me, worth reading the entire book!

You can watch the book trailer here:

As someone who works at home, I know the difficulty that comes finding time for everything.  I have to say I was extremely impressed with their journey.  I found myself thinking "Again?  So many things have gone wrong for this family!"  But once again, they came through victorious in tough circumstances.

Today they are best known for their cookie company, Joseph's Lite Cookies.   

You can read part of the book here:

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