New Book Brims with Hope and Insights for Life

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Joe Smiga looks back to his past and shares the lessons that he learned from it in “What Keeps You Going”

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The life of Joe Smiga was constantly shifted by winds of change. In his new book, “What Keeps You Going?”, he looks back into his journey and shares the nuggets of wisdom that he learned from it.

This autobiography chronicles reminiscences and events in Smiga’s past and his thoughtful efforts to bridge those to the present. In writing, Smiga shares a number of poignant episodes that highlighted his life, one of which was the loss of his mother when he was only eight years old. This moment of tragedy was only one of the many that irrevocably changed him and his life. The narrative paints an inspiring portrait of courage and how it is possible to keep going despite times of difficulty. In his book, he says,

“I see and listen to individuals each day who have difficulties in their lives. Most people complain, and only a few are willing to work at improving. You can grow no matter what your circumstances have been.”

Imbued with lessons of universal value, “What Keeps You Going?” is a well-told story of life complete in all its joys and absurdities and a triumphant testimony of how one man was able to make the most out of the journey.

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About the Author
Joe Smiga completed his memoir at the age of seventy. Although he is normally a very private person, he felt a desire to address the questions and thoughts that come up as one goes about life and the result was his autobiography, “What Keeps You Going?”. Smiga’s book follows his life’s journey from his birth up to the many episodes of overcoming the challenges that life gave him.

What Keeps You Going? * by Joe Smiga
Publication Date: August 9, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 297 pages; 978-1-4771-4864-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 297 pages; 978-1-4771-4865-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4866-2

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