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Pascuala Herrera, June 2020 retiree, published “Not Always a Valley of Tears” (which is also available in Spanish) which is now available for purchase on Amazon. Pascuala Herrera retells her story as a Mexican immigrant woman with a physical disability resulting from childhood polio, who had the odds against her, yet she conquered simply by working hard, having unfailing faith, and finding her own life purpose. She shares her experiences as a child who contracted Polio in La Purisima, Durango Mexico, and how she overcame many challenges to become a successful educator, wife, and mother. Although her mother always told her that “life was a valley of tears,” she learned that although there were many difficult moments in her life, there were also beautiful miracles that happened every day. For supplemental information, including a photo gallery, visit

Retiree Michael Nejman‘s new book, “Laughing at the Sun: The Story of a Man Who Changed His Spots,” is now available on in paperback and Kindle editions.  One reviewer said it’s “a hilarious mid-life coming of age story, told against the backdrop of a road trip that has gone very, very wrong.”  Another said, “…(it’s) engaging, funny and enlightening.”  Think “Sideways” meets “Tuesdays with Morrie.”  For further details, and to purchase the book, go to: .  (Please note: this story contains sexually explicit content.)

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Retiree Bruce Bohrer‘s book, “Best Seat in the House — Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher,” would make a GREAT gift for Cubs fans!  The book is about Bruce’s nine seasons working as an usher for the Chicago Cubs.  It’s filled with hundreds of stories about what takes place on the other side of the wall at Wrigley.  From humorous crowd-control episodes to poignant marriage proposals at the Cubs dugout, it’s a great read about the fans who come from all over the world to see the shrine called Wrigley Field.  Here’s a comment from a reviewer Mike Terson (former PA announcer for the Cubs) — “Bruce was immersed in what makes experiencing a major league baseball game at a venue such as Wrigley Field so fascinating.  I’m sure you will enjoy hearing these stories from his vantage point in the ‘Best Seat in the House’.”

For further details, and to purchase a copy click here or call 847.394.2797

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