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Born in Jordan but raised in Astoria, NY. Drifted around for too long after high school before finally settling down.


“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”Aristotle


I’ve been a loner most of my life. Up until the end of high school I had several friends, all from the neighborhood, but no close friends. After high school we each went our separate ways, never seeing or hearing from each other again.


For the next twenty years I’ve had friends here and there. These were acquaintances that became frien...

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“Blame or credit, does not belong to the child alone. Parents, those who raised the child, must be given equal credit, or blame. That does not change, when the child is one, twenty or ninety years old.”
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“Somewhere on this planet is your best friend. Find that person”
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“The visions of a healthy brain,
Give us pleasure over and again;
For this home was done,
From the daytime dreams of one.”
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“I had a dream, which seemed so real,
I was King of the world, so full of appeal,
Upon waking I found I wasn't alone,
In a kingdom called Home, sitting on a throne.”
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“I’m always smiling because I’m happy
I’m happy because the sunrise in the morning is a beautiful site to behold,
even if it’s hidden by clouds and rain and snow, I know it’s still there
I’m happy because of the person who just let me ahead,
even though ten others wouldn’t, one person did, and that was all I needed
I’m happy because I have a friend
even though others have dozens or hundreds, one person who will be there for me is all I need
I’m happy because of the air filling my lungs
even though it may not be the cleanest, it means I’m alive
I’m happy because
While the sun rises and air fills my lungs, My dreams have a chance of one day coming to pass, and one person by my side to see that day with, makes everything else irrelevant.
And that, is why, I’m always smiling.”
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message 2: by Omar (last edited Feb 19, 2014 03:02PM)

Omar Kiam Barry wrote: "Hi Omar, trying to make more use of Goodreads, thanks to your encouragement. One question? You mentioned making use of the several good blurbs I've received from the book. How can I do that on Good..."

Barry,

Add the blurbs to the book detail section, just before the book description.

Also, don't forget to do a book giveaway. One signed copy of the book is enough. If you select all countries the book will get more exposure, but if the winner is overseas, shipping will cost a little more. Do the giveaway for 2 weeks, and if it goes well, perhaps schedule a second one later on. The giveaway gives the book good exposure for the cost of shipping one copy. When you do the giveaway, make sure you include as many tags as possible. If you look at the giveaway page, you'll see the most popular tags on the right side. This is how most people will find your book, so use as many from the list that apply to the book.


message 1: by Barry

Barry Lando Hi Omar, trying to make more use of Goodreads, thanks to your encouragement. One question? You mentioned making use of the several good blurbs I've received from the book. How can I do that on Goodreads? Best Barry


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