The Funny Tragedy that is Gene Gorman’s Life

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The successful businessman releases memoir, personal and career advice.

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I’m often as surprised as anyone that I’m alive and have enjoyed considerable success. In fact, I’ve always thought that if someone like me can be successful, anyone can.

In 1969, after serving in the Marine Corps for four years, Gene Gorman received a medical discharge and returned home from Vietnam to start a career in sales.

“For the eight years after returning home, I drank and divorced my way through life, finally ending up bankrupt and homeless,” Gorman said. “When I turned 30, my life changed I became teachable.”

In Gorman’s new book, “You Had to Be There: A Memoir of a Miraculous Life,” he reflects on his life and battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, divorce, addiction, mental illness and personal finance failure to his journey in becoming one of the most successful small business owners in the country. He delivers a message of hope and inspiration to readers through his unique story.

Gorman attributes part of his success to his father and the invaluable piece of advice he provided him. “If you want to know how to do something, go find out how the best are already doing it and learn from them, then try to do better.”

“People are way more talented than they ever think they are and often settle for just good enough when the best is available,” Gorman said. “I’m often as surprised as anyone that I’m alive and have enjoyed considerable success. In fact, I’ve always thought that if someone like me can be successful, anyone can.”

You Had to Be There: A Memoir of a Miraculous Life
By Gene Gorman
ISBN:     978-1-4808-1111-9 (sc)
    978-1-4808-1113-3 (hc)
    978-1-4808-1112-6 (e-book)
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing online bookstores.

About the author

Gene Gorman has been a sales and management trainer and consultant for some of the largest corporations in America including AT&T, General Motors and Cox Broadcasting before becoming one of the largest independent auto dealers in the country. He currently resides in Punta Gorda, Florida, with his wife, Dianne.

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