A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder 250 pages

I love the way Tracy Kidder writes-simple, concise and engaging.  His newest work is a biography about an extraordinary man similar to Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains.  This time his focus is on Paul English.  English grew up in a large, blue collar, Irish-Catholic home in Boston.  He often got in trouble as a teenage, did not take school seriously although he was way off the charts intellectually, but was always fascinated with computers.  When he was a young adult, he learned that the sensation he felt that he described as similar to a fire brewing inside, was the mania half of his bipolarism.  Despite this setback,  English co-founded the travel website kayak.com, sold it for millions, and earnestly tried to donate most of his money to worthwhile causes.  He also invented numerous apps and started several other business ventures.  A Truck Full of Money is an inspiring biography about a unique man who never stops dreaming of doing more.

A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder 250 pages

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