Patrick McKenna was born in Kansas, at the end of the Cuban missile crisis. He delivered newspapers, played baseball and enjoyed an idyllic childhood in Schenectady, New York. Along the way, he also became an actor, a lawyer, a judge, and finally a global communication consultant who taught Fortune 500 executives to negotiate and close colossal deals. He made lists in church basements and coached baseball.
The cost of living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease trumps even the most resilient retirement plans. And so, like Ulysses Grant before him, Patrick spent the last few months of his life writing this book in an attempt to replenish the coffers and to express love and affection for his wife Elisabeth, son Jack, and daughter Anne .