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Memoir | Self-Help | Business & Money


Published by: CJ Publishings
Publication Date: Coming Soon

Paperback ISBN: Coming Soon
Ebook ISBN: Coming Soon

Paperback Trim: 6" x 9" - 688 Pages
Available: All major retailers;
Wholesale via Ingram.

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You Don't Know Jack: How events and the right people averted an otherwise disastrous life

By Jack R. Taylor


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Born during the Great Depression to a young, unwed mother, Jack R. Taylor's life was set on a difficult path from the very beginning. His mother's neglect and physical abuse marked his early years, and his father's abandonment only added to his troubles. Yet, when Jack flunked the first grade, his life took an unexpected turn for the better.


In You Don't Know Jack, Taylor shares his extraordinary journey from an underprivileged child to a successful real estate developer in Silicon Valley. This is a story about the transformative power of mentorship and the profound impact of being in the right company. It's a testament to Taylor's belief that success is less about being in the right place at the right time, and more about being with the right people.

But even as Taylor achieved professional success, his personal life was on the brink of disaster. On the verge of losing his wife, children, and career, Taylor had to confront his inner demons and reconcile with his past. Through experiences as intense as LSD and Primal Scream therapy, he grappled with deep-rooted compulsions and the damaging influence of a fire-and-brimstone stepfather.

In this candid memoir, Taylor reveals the lows and highs of his life, demonstrating that even when life seems stacked against you, it's possible to turn things around. His journey is a testament to the power of resilience, the importance of mentorship, and the transformation that comes from daring to confront one's own darkness.

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