In the words of the beloved movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, comes the quote “Alright,Hamilton!”
“Tis my maxim to let the plain naked truth speak for itself; and if men won’t listen to it, ’tis their own fault. ”
In Amazon’s description comes this:
“An entertaining look at the life and wisdom of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who mastered the arts of war, wealth, wit, and women, long before becoming the subject of the runaway Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
Two centuries after his death, Alexander Hamilton is shining once more under America’s spotlight—and we need him now more than ever. Orphaned as a kid, this young, scrappy, and hungry self-starter came from nothing, and then helped win the Revolutionary War, create the country’s financial system, seduce New York’s most eligible ladies, ratify the Constitution, and land his face on our $10 bill. (In his spare time he also formed the Coast Guard and the US Mint.) He is the ultimate underdog, blending a renegade spirit with a much-needed dose of sunny American optimism.
In Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life, Jeff Wilser distills Hamilton’s life and writings into lessons for anyone who wants a job, has a job, wants more money, is looking for love, or is preparing for a duel. Along the way, chapters ranging from “Self Improvement” and “Career Advancement” to “Money” and “Romance” reveal the ultimate dos (and don’ts) for sparking a revolution in your own life. Approachable, informative, and fun, this blend of advice, humor, and history will be the perfect gift for pop-culture and history lovers alike.”
Read this book. It is a fascinating look into a man who helped shape America. If I could go back in time and meet one person, I think Alexander Hamilton would be at the top of my list. I was never a history buff. Anyone who went to school with me, knows a basically fell asleep in class during the lectures and I never did well on the assignments. I was a horrible student. Bored out of my mind. I struggled to pick up a C average. School just sucked, and it brought to light the fear I was as dumb as a stump. It was hard work for me and my brain had little retention no matter how many notebooks I filled with facts and lecture notes. I felt embarrassingly stupid, shy, and afraid someone would notice. But, I read like the wind when I found something I liked, and I retained it. If they would have assigned this baby, I would have been a much better student. I feel robbed, in a way.
The book is more exciting than any fiction, and Jeff Wilser does an absolutely fantastic job putting the book together. I will not only recommend this book, I will be quoting it.
*I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. #BookAdvocatesUnite