New Book Reveals Man's Successes and Upsets in Three Professions
"If it weren't for World War II, I'd likely still be milking cows today," says Kenneth E. Nelson, expounding to his friends that life does not pursue a set of plans. A nonagenarian with three careers and three books under his belt, Nelson offers his newest book titled Three Crazy Careers Seventy-two Years, a candid autobiography that relates the rise and fall experiences of the author. This three-part, true-life account centers on his former careers as a youthful dairyman for 12 years, a farm fertilizer salesman for 30, and a volunteer lecturer for 30 more, which during the latter he authored three books.
This book chronicles the three unplanned and challenging careers Nelson undertook over a span of 72 years. In sharing the ups and downs he encountered through each significant period in his life, he parlays his experience into a treasure trove of wisdom and values that reveals the elements crucial in making a job, and life, worth having. As readers pore over the truth-laden pages, readers will gain an appreciation for the personal history he shares.
Readers can follow how Nelson and his older brother, Roy, became key parts of the family's dairy labor force while in elementary school. He then recounts his official 30-year career as a fertilizer salesman with clarity. As an ad-lib speaker following retirement later on, he describes himself as "several notches below President George Bush." Thirty years and 4,957 speeches later, high schools still requested his appearance subsequent to his decision to discontinue speaking engagements in the summer of 2011.