Rekindling the American dream
sprocketship on 08/26/2007
At the age of 35, I\'ve only recently discovered KISS (thanks mainly to GENE SIMMONS\' FAMILY JEWELS). For the first time in MANY years I\'ve become fanatical about rock music and have rediscovered the joys of CD hunting. (Yeah, I could just download it, but there\'s no fun in that!)
I\'m an entrepreneur in the entertainment business, and like most everyone else in it, I\'ve taken my share of knocks and frustrations, which recently brought me to all time low.
This Summer, I read your book, KISS & MAKE-UP, and was fascinated by your childhood experiences. I was reminded that my Grandfather had a similar experience as yours coming to NYC, not knowing any English, and eventually becoming very successful in his line of work.
Indirectly, KISS & MAKE-UP brought me to a realization:
For all practical purposes I, like your children, have been granted the greatest possible gift in life, to have been born in a land that is abundant in freedom and opportunity.
As a part of my grandfather\'s legacy, the immigrant\'s legacy, it\'s my obligation to make the most of the opportunities in my life and even when times are hard, never to lose sight of the brass ring of success. The American DREAM IS alive and well. My grandfather was living proof. You\'re living proof.
Your book has re-instilled a fire in me to give 1,000% in my hard work and efforts, and it has reminded me that if success can be found anywhere in the world, it can be found here in America.
Thank you for the inspiration. Please, keep on writing.
Best wishes to you, your family, and to everyone else in the greatest rock band in the world.
PS: If the band could find it\'s way back Atlanta sometime soon, that would kick ass!