|About the Book|
Hobos are Americas historic backbone. Reams of books describe how townspeople, and even RR bulls during the Great Depression, helped them get to the fields and orchards to get the crops to market and feed the citizens. The definition of a hobo is aMoreHobos are Americas historic backbone. Reams of books describe how townspeople, and even RR bulls during the Great Depression, helped them get to the fields and orchards to get the crops to market and feed the citizens. The definition of a hobo is a train rider who rides from jobs to kind words and helping hands. He knocks apples in Washington and plucks oranges in California but no longer cuts ice from lakes in Wisconsin. The RR bull turns a blind eye during harvest seasons if the hobo doesnt spend his wages on alcohol and can speak polysyllables on the way to the boxcar. A King of the Road by wit, guile, and grace doesnt lose a finger or end up in jail after decades on the rails. Pretenders seat him in the warmest spot near the campfire to prove himself with stories of the fast freight. An Executive climbs in the business world by making the fastest decisions that are usually right. He comes packed with the hobo traits of intellect, humor, humility, alert drive, brinksmanship, and good cheer in a storm. The meeting place of the King of the Road and the Executive is the American Dream. The King wishes dearly to pursue the financial American dream and the Exec asks himself, Do I dare to live the American Dream of independent travel? Executive Hobo proves that reality is sometimes more exciting and inspiring than the best fiction. It is a true story of a King of the Road with a coterie of worldwide entrepreneurial executives--and a few free spirits from other walks of life--along for the rides of their lives.