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By Jt Sather
So there I was, minding my own business, sitting in my cell and trying to read some crappy book simply to make the time pass by, when all of the sudden it hit me in the head like a brick; “Hey, I’ve got thirty days to kill, why don’t I write my own book?”
I have been a campfire story teller my entire life. Whenever my family and friends would go to the lake in the summer or the sand dunes for a weekend ride on our quads, it was inevitable. By the time the sun went down, we’d get a roaring fire going, open a beer and start bullshitting, except when it was my turn, the stories were outrageous and completely non-fiction. I have had a fairly crazy life, and the stories from it are something to behold. Throughout my life I’ve heard more times than I can count “Man, you’ve got to write a book!”
It was always something that I toyed with, but never had the time to actual do it. I had my own contracting business for decades and put in 80 hours minimum a week to keep it running. After hours I was raising children and working around the house. Whenever I did manage to steal time for myself, I would go golfing or take a long ride on my Harley.
When my universe crumbled in ’09, I had racked up a couple of thousand dollars in traffic fines, and had no income to pay for it. When the judge offered 30 days to wipe the slate clean I took him up on it. I didn’t have any work, or a house anymore, so I said the hell with it, and did the time.
I grabbed a pencil and a piece of paper, and I started to write. The first thing I wrote was “About the Author.” I tried to keep it short and matter-of-fact, but found that to be impossible. Four pages later, I had the title of the book. After I had written the brief descriptions of the ups and downs that I had survived, I decided to write a book explaining some of the more traumatic times and how I managed to come out of them with a good attitude still intact. I’ve climbed to the top more than twice, and fell on my head the same number of times, and yet I’m still here. It made me re-evaluate what I considered success.
As the number of pages grew, the title became more and more relevant. I wanted to share my experience with others suffering the same mistakes and plain bad luck that I’ve have, and hopefully show them how to survive, if not avoid them. It’s not a “How To” book in any typical sense. It’s more of a non-fiction collection of tales designed to show people a different set of rules that make survival on this planet a more worthwhile. Hence the title “How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out.”
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I’m just a guy like any other that’s worked his fingers to the bone, only to end up with nothing anyway. I’ve had it all, and lost it all more than twice. I’ve had an interesting journey to the center of this reality.
How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out is a guide to help you through the rough patches in the road of life. Not just another “how to” book, this work describes some of the more trying times in the author’s life in a touching and humorous way.
Despite a seemingly endless series of obstacles, J.T. has managed to come out with his optimism and love of life still intact. This book shares the author’s philosophy that life is much easier to handle if you can see it from the right perspective. If a different and refreshing take on life is what you need, this book is just what the doctor ordered.