Thursday, March 17, 2016

Newspaper Boys Always Deliver by Joseph Gulesserian (Review and Giveaway!)

A nostalgic and in-depth look at how our world has changed in the last fifty years, written by Canadian professor turned entrepreneur Joseph Gulesserian

Book Details:
Book Title:  Newspaper Boys Always Deliver by Joseph Gulesserian
Category:  Adult non-fiction, 338 pages
Genre:  Pop Culture, Music and Technology Journey
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Release date:  January 5, 2016
Content Rating:  PG (F word is only used to quote a movie scene once, book refers lightly to some promiscuous activity. Ridicules religious zealots)

Book Description:

A Personal Journey into Pop and Technological change in the last Fifty Years.

In Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, Gulesserian takes us on a captivating adventure by combining personal essays and historical insights for an enlightening look at how we got here, and the earlier inventions that paved the way for current cutting-edge technologies. While exploring pop-culture trends, unexpected impacts, and memorable moments in time, this collection of thought-provoking and humorous reflections paints a fascinating picture of the changes half a century can bring—and its implications for what could be just around the corner.

In just fifty years, Western culture has gone from culture to techno-culture—from the swinging sixties to rap, encyclopedia to Wikipedia, slide rule to artificial intelligence.
Newspaper Boys Always Deliver, shares a personal journey of how we got here, in a Book that delivers an eclectic plethora of knowledge, controversy and humorous entertainment in a newspaper format.

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Part memoir, part social commentary and history lesson, Newspaper Boys Always Deliver is a a nostalgic and in-depth look at how our world has changed in the last fifty years, written by Canadian professor turned entrepreneur Joseph Gulesserian.

Gulesserian was a newspaper boy in the late sixties into early seventies, when I was a toddler. I missed being a baby boomer by a few years but I could relate to many of the events, changes and reflections discussed in this book. Gulesserian is at once humourous as he is witty and sarcastic, but it's the emotions he emanates that makes this an interesting read when it could have been dry and boring. 

Gulesserian divides his book into sections much like a newspaper, with the Front-page News, followed by People Section, Arts & Entertainment, News, Sports, Lifestyle, Business & Technology, and finally the Editorial & Comment section: a testimonial and forerunner to the creative way the information in this book is discussed. 

It's not a book one needs to read in chronological order or completely for that matter, much like the newspaper. There is so much information in this book that you can choose what you want to read. You can flip over to your favorite section, and skip any subject you don't care about, again, much like one would do with a newspaper. I found, much to my surprise, however, that each section had something that captivated me, even the Sports section, with that famed hockey game that took place in my city of Montreal.

I was amused at Gulesserian's take on villains and heroes, mainly through dissecting each character of the Batman series. I was intrigued by the history of disco and other music history such as the British Invasion with the Beatles. Being an entrepreneur myself, I liked the Business and Technology section, with the in-depth discussion on the evolution of emails and social media but the younger generation may not appreciate his opinions on how this has affected them. Mostly, I found his take as the son of immigrant parents who came of age in the seventies from a male perspective interesting. Although I may not have agreed with his views on everything, it was a thought-provoking read.

Baby boomers, history buffs, and lovers of information will enjoy Gulesserian's journey and his insightful essays through a world that has undergone major and staggering changes. The implications are both breathtaking and utterly scary.

Disclosure: Thanks to the author for sending me this book for review. I was not told how to rate or review this product.

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About the Author:

Joseph Gulesserian came of age during the seventies, and was exposed to many changing technologies with a career that has ranged from metallurgic to manufacturing, from business equipment to information technology, and brand creation.

After earning his MBA, he taught Corporate Finance, Marketing and Statistics as an adjunct professor at Toronto colleges, and in 2000 established a Toronto-based company that designs and produces health and beauty brands for both domestic and international markets.

​Currently, Gulesserian lives in Toronto with his wife.

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  1. Thanks for this captivating feature and giveaway which interests me greatly. This book would be a treasure since I am a boomer, am Canadian, although in the U.S. and would enjoy this compelling book for the information and the changes. Thanks.

  2. I want to read this book because you wrote a compelling review.


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