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The Fall & Rise of a Small Time Ivy League Hustler

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by: Roper Cavanaugh
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Publication Date: September 29, 2014
Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Pages: 398
Binding: Perfect Bound
$19.95

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Book Synopsis
"Not so long ago, a 49 year-old divorcee has a pretty bad month that’s the culmination of several bad years.

Despite having millions socked away in a private bank less than three years before, the result of a decade of intense, driven work, this man is now homeless, broke, un-employable, without a driver’s license, a car, a dollar or even a wallet (having disappeared during a recent alcoholic blackout)."

So begins the sweeping tale of "The Fall & Rise of a Small Time Ivy League Hustler." Spanning 50 years, "Fall & Rise" takes us from a time of innocence and pain in bucolic 1960's Vermont, through ecstatic athletic experiences, the world of High Finance on Wall Street, and into the gutters of our society, complete with a desperate tale of alcoholism and the criminal legal system. Rising from ashes, the author finds a new path, full of inspiration and redemption.

Written with wit and humor throughout, "Fall & Rise" is a dramatic contemporary philosophical tale of hope.
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About The Author
Some quotes about the book from some normal people:
-“It’s rather disturbing. Should you tone it down some?”
-“Should I be worried that I identified so closely with the main character?”
-“Sometimes I cringed, sometimes I laughed & sometimes I cried...”
-“Holy Crap!”
-“Roper is the next Holden, although a BETTER Holden, as far as I'm concerned. But, please, don't tell anyone I said that!”
-“This is a stunning book - an absolute Tour De Force.”
And, what the author claims is his personal favorite,
“I think you are brilliant.”
Yup, you heard it here. He is brilliant.
Of course, “brilliant” is a relative term. He’ll let you draw your own conclusions about that. He enjoys using crayons.