Jerry was told that this would be a great book for "baby boomers" It is a story of its time...late in the Great Depression, World War II, postwar America, how Jerry and his brothers grew their father's business as well as Jerry's philosophy of life and its impact on his family and career. His midlife adventures included becoming an athlete at the age of 51 without ever participating in sports prior to that time. This story of ambition and unwavering determination to succeed against all odds is evident from the beginning to the end of this inspiring account of an average young man who was determined "to make something of himself, come hell or high water." With his dogged determination and drive, Jerry completed the NY City Marathon, at the age of 53; the first of 14 marathons that included eight NYC marathons, four Boston Marathons, one Marine Corps Marathon and one London Marathon. According to Jerry, one doesn't attain their adulthood until age 65. At the age of 84, Jerry recovered from a broken pelvis and hip to walk without a cane within five months. In fact, with the blessing of his orthopedic surgeon, he is gradually getting back into running. He relinquished his position as president and CEO of the family business to his eldest daughter, Janet, in 2006. Jerry currently works full time as Chairman of the Board. He is also the company's Senior Negotiator and Chief Strategist at the age of 85.