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Accidental Millionaire

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The Accidental Millionaire is the memoir of Gary Fong, would-be slacker who revolutionized wedding photography, inventor of popular photography aids, entrepreneur, contrarian, bon vivant and a man who really, really didn't want to become a doctor. A first-generation Chinese-American, Gary was raised in one of Los Angeles' least-desirable neighborhoods and was forced to dea
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Published October 1st 2009 by BenBella Books
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Matt B
Are you looking to become financially successful? Are you looking for a way to do this that is so easy, it seems as though it's by "accident"? Well, look no further, because "The Accidental Millionaire" is...wait a sec...actually, you should keep looking because this book won't help you accomplish anything.

If you're a big Gary Fong fan and want to read about his life, then this is a great book for you.

If you're looking to learn Gary Fong's secrets to financial and personal success, this is not
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Kristine
This is a great book for someone who needs a good chuckle, someone who is interested in becoming a wedding photographer or someone who wants to find a way to become rich. I enjoyed it. Funny and descriptive writer and honest...I really appreciate honesty. I enjoyed it enough to mail it to my aunt who is a professional photographer is Washington, D.C. What did I learn? I was reminded of my days struggling as a student and photographer. Then I was reminded of why I decided I did not want to spend ...more
Rob Eelkema
For some reason, I'm gravitating to Asian businessmen in my latest books. There definitely is a cultural push within the Asian community to succeed but both Tony and Gary Fong took different paths than their parents would have liked. Gary wasn't cut out to be a doctor even though his parents pushed him towards it....it was their dream not his. Gary was/is a very good businessman but not very good in his personal life.....he's in his mid 40s and married 3 times already. Great story and I read it ...more
Steve
This book was alright. There is some decent insight, especially early, on following your passion despite what others feel or say. But in the second half of the book, Gary does get a little proud of himself and there is obviously some filler chapters. Overall, it was interesting to read the story of how he got where he is; my reaction to it is that I am not sure I want to get to the same place.
Libby
To summarize: don't focus so much on THE PLAN or THE GOAL, but be open to other possibilities that present themselves. Great idea!
Most of this book, however, seemed to be the author's memoirs (ie bragging) about his sexual exploits and his money. That got a little old.
Megan Elrick
A great read for any professional wedding photographer, or even just someone interested in business.
Berezoni
I love Gary's attitude toward life ,it was very enjoyable read for me.
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