By Stanley Ash. From the author: ""In spite of what some may say, or believe we don't achieve on our own. Quotes such as "I am a self- made man" or "I did it all by myself" it is my contention that we are indeed somewhat off track if we believe this. Consider the following: if we truly are self-made men, then our parents, friends, family and ancestors played no part whatsoever. We must have been born, lived, accomplished monumental tasks, set world records, overcame insurmountable obstacles, all of this was done purely by the individual's own self initiative..." Well that's simply impossible and Ash makes no bones with this compelling and timely argument for personal accountability through shared legacies. A professional and life long educator, Ash shares his upbringing in intimate detail to create a memorable read on becoming a man. A great mentoring gift. Gladstone Publishing (2011), English, Paperback: 162 pages.