Think a Renaissance Man is a thing of the past? Think again. Better yet, read the day-to-day adventures of John LaCasse, whose 25-year career as a Seattle yacht broker brought him into deals with business magnates, political figures, actors, royalty, even an organized crime boss-names the reader will recognize. Real-life happenings that turned this mountain boy from Montana into a wizard of wealth, penthouse living, Sports Car-driving, Harley-trekking, drinking and smoking to excess. Then one day wondering, what for? Why am I living this life of fast and furious?
This is no typical memoir. It's the story of how one man shows that living life to the fullest, ricocheting from one daring deed to another-usually in reaction-mode-can bring a sweeping range of emotions-bravado, enlightenment, sorrow-that will be felt unequivocally by his readers. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love will see a similar approach to life-only from a male perspective. Not just breathing air, breathing life.
Going back to school in middle age, LaCasse was kicked out of three universities. No Stop Sign here. He embraced transcendental studies, leading to an MBA and a Ph.D. Then, a personal trinity of women shed new understanding of science and spirituality.
While frequenting his favorite bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, in Paris, LaCasse's stream of consciousness thrusts him suddenly into the presence of a 13th-century theologian. Both now in the 21st century, their conversation over coffee plummets-well, propels-John from DEALS and DANGER, into a new DESTINY.
About the Author
John LaCasse is a board advisor at Constructis Roadway Energy, host of the Tension podcast, and author of Fight for the Quantum and After Your Children Die. He enjoys membership in The American Association of University Professors, academic honorariums in Kappa Delta Pi, and Golden Key, with a biographical profile in MARQUIS Who's Who(R). He lives in Seattle with his life partner, Christine Burgoyne.
"No journey ever goes exactly as planned. All great journeys will have perils, pitfalls, washed-out roads, and maybe even a few snipers. They also have great loves, great losses, and all the moments you would not trade for any other in all the world. Every day is like a little traveling between destinations. The more that does not go as planned, the more memorable it becomes. It's all here in Deals, Danger, Destiny." -Kelly Swensen, Researcher, Existentialism
"What is it about John that makes one stop, notice, think? Could it be his life experiences, so many, so different from our own, usually amazing, sometimes heartbreaking, reminding us that everyone's heart breaks sometimes...Could it be his ability to share-and write-his life experiences in ways that make us laugh, or ache, and wonder how we might have done whatever, should these situations have been ours?...Would we wonder how such rich, unique life experiences, the joys and sorrows, the successes and failures have worked together in his heart and mind to create the interesting, humorous, caring, lover of life, 'no matter what' the challenge, he shares so well?"-Morgan Barry, Seattle Department of Public Health