May 3, 2012

A Book Review!!!

A Book Review…

Title: Winners Don’t Whine, They Hustle
Author: Chris Boleman PhD
Pages: 113

Winners Don't Whine, They Hustle
Review: First a background, it’s been a while since I had time to read a whole book and then review it. They used to be in audio book format, but I’m actually back to hard copy books! I’ve know this author for years. I actually remember travelling to the Boleman’s place many years ago to pick up a puppy for my grandparents. The dog was named ‘BD’ not sure if that meant ‘Boleman Dog’, ‘black dog’, ‘bad dog’ or ‘brother dog’. Both of our families were active in livestock and 4-H. As adults we had the privilege of working together for a short time through the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, where Chris is still employed.
If you’ve ever seen Chris in person, presenting a topic or working with kids from across the country, you will know that he is passionate about anything he does. It’s not going to be half way or just okay, he goes all the way and makes a huge impression on those around him. Winners Don’t Whine, They Hustle, is a great tribute to Dr. Tanksley, Jr., but while reading this book I realized where Chris must have gotten his love for his profession and the livestock industry. While reading I made notes on pages that I wanted to remember and be able to refer back to. Here are a few that stood out:

-‘for him it really wasn’t the end destination, it was all about the ride.’ Isn’t this the truth, it’s the preparation and experiences that matter the most.

-I was glad to know that while in church Chris would practice drawing a ‘perfect pig’, I don’t feel so guilty for drawing cattle on every meeting agenda I’ve ever had!

-Rabbit Judging…you’ll have to read the book for yourself to find out how it went!

-From Do You Really Want to be the Boss “Everyone has a boss and all of it (and I mean all of it) flows downhill.” This is the truth in any profession, and something we should all remember.
Chris Boleman has been influential to many people, youth and adults, and has many years ahead of him. Livestock enthusiasts, parents of 4-H and FFA kids and those who just want to enjoy a great story will love this book. It's one of those books that you can't put down, you want to read what's on the next page!!!
Portions of proceeds from Winners Don’t Whine, They Hustle will go to the Dr. T.D. Tanksley Jr. Memorial Youth Livestock Project Enhancement Account through the Texas 4-H Foundation.

For more information visit Boleman Publishing, they have a blog, other books and great poems!!!

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