Book Review: Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest, by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Books / July 6, 2017

I hate clich├ęs, but this book has rendered me quite speechless. In a good way. First, knowing that it is set in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, tells you something of its uniqueness. Trotman’s firsthand experience of the Caribbean islands shines through in the vivid descriptions of the area’s history, culture, and environment. But this is no glossy travelogue. At least not in the traditional sense. Instead, we are treated to a coming-of-age story with all of the trials, heartbreak and energy that only teenagers fully understand–or any of us who survived those tumultuous years. The main character Kaya has some special gifts that not everyone appreciates. It is tough enough being normal. But in Kaya’s world nothing is as it seems. From myths to the paranormal, to aliens, and back again, college for Kaya, with its bullies, allies and enemies is one adventure after another. But it is Trotman’s gift for catching the nuances of relationships and the aches of these years that really lifts this book from any genre typecasting. First there is Kaya’s relationship with his mother Josephine. Ever mindful of her son’s wellbeing, nothing escapes Josephine’s keen eye: Later that evening, Josephine found Kaya, sitting…

21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy – Book Review
Books / July 6, 2017

Title and Author: 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires by Brian Tracy Synopsis of Content: Brian Tracy is a very successful business man and consultant who also has some higher education. He has developed a reputation for his knowledge of what works in business. He has worked with and studied self made millionaires and other successful people and here provides the simple formula for success. In this simple and very brief little book Tracy covers his list of 21 essentials to be a self made millionaire. Nothing here will surprise you however the style and manner of his presentation is enjoyable and easy to follow. Tracy touches on the true essentials for personal success. Each chapter is no more than 4 pages long. The entire book including index is only 80 pages long. You can sit down and read this little gem in an hour. If you find yourself struggling with success (or failure) and you do not know where to start to change your life to move on to success this is a great primer. Read it more than once and absorb the wisdom here. It is the genuine thing. His chapters address the importance of having a big…