New book takes readers through ‘Jack's Wild Ride’

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Author Mark C. Michelson blends humor, tragedy to create one gripping tale of love, loss, second chances

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EAGAN, Minn. – Author Mark C. Michelson reveals to readers a story of humor and tragedy through the pages of “Jack's Wild Ride” (published by Xlibris). This book follows Jack’s journey through ups and downs, laughter and pitfalls.

Living the world of a rock star with his wealth and good looks, Jack take on a wild ride he never thought existed, at least for him. After all, he worked for a belts and suspenders law firm at one time. The ride is filled with ups and downs. When money is unending, so is the tragedy and his world is crumbling. Jack will take readers into a journey of a boy turned to man, of an upstanding man turned to a drunk and strung-out promiscuous narcissist who only cares about himself and then him coming back to earth later in life. His is a story of wine, money, women and drugs. For all his flaws, will Jack be able to turn his life around and become the man he is supposed to be?

An excerpt from the book:
One day, several years ago, I woke up to find that I didn’t love my wife Rita anymore, and I think I was finally willing to admit to myself that I never really had. We had an open marriage, and I tried my best to seek a common ground, but at fifty-four years of age and after having and raising one daughter together, Rita and I simply couldn’t agree upon much of anything at all. There was no romance, and it felt like we lived in two different worlds. She cheated on me, and I returned the favor. The process of coming to terms with my losses, my choices, and my victories constituted a wild ride. That’s what this story is about.

Compelling, moving and heartwarming, “Jack's Wild Ride” imparts to readers a hard lesson taken with a bit of humor.

“Jack's Wild Ride”
By Mark C. Michelson
Hardcover | 6x9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781503557888
Softcover | 6x9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781503557895
E-Book | 214 pages | ISBN 9781503557901
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mark Michelson is a trained paralegal. He decided to move on to writing in his 50s. He is a lifelong San Francisco Forty Niners fan and San Francisco Giants fan as well. He grew up in Los Altos Hills CA and now lives in Eagan, MN. He has a daughter named Samantha. Mark Michelson is currently writing “Drug Mule” which will be about a Viet Nam veteran who comes back and decides he wants to fly drugs in for the mafia.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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