The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille is Bob Mack Peak’s well-crafted, uplifting, heart-felt romantic epic—a lighthearted look at differences between men and women. Peak validates the open proposition "Everything my mother told me about women is true... and I can prove it." The book’s flowing narrative offers the reader a delightful journey toward discovering life's truest reward—unconditional love.
The 85% Man and Lessons from Lucille finds a parallel and rampart through the life of the author’s parents, a part of The Greatest Generation. Raised during the hardships of the Great Depression, they built a terrific life with beloved children, yet suffered terrible losses toward the end of their lives. Readers who adore the films Terms of Endearment or The Help, will fall in love with Peak’s book.
Peak offers guidelines rather than rules to help women, men, and couples to “Love Long and Prosper.” The 85% Man is uniquely different from similar books of the relationship, self-help and romantic genres written by a plethora of PhD’s and various authors. Peak draws upon personalized experiences supported by the timeless, sage advice of the author’s mother, Lucille. This book will help readers achieve a useful perspective on what’s genuine in life and love.
Displaying his gift for honestly communicating deeply moving experiences, Peak carefully navigates the ups and downs of his relationships. Peak relates his ex-wives to “experimental flights,” since his birthday coincides with Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in the X-1 test plane on October 14th. The author’s “EXs” were not dissimilar to unstable test planes that often crash. Some of his “relationship crashes” left no survivors, while others smashups provided the genesis of a phoenix-like rebirth. Perhaps best of all, the book references a link to the website www.85PercentMan.com featuring a section where visitors can calculate how their man scores, and discover WWLS (What Would Lucille Say).
©2013 Bob Mack Peak (P)2013 Bob Mack Peak
I've read numerous books about relationships and at some point I stopped relating to the couples or author's advice. This book is less advice and more of a true story that really resonated with me.
Lucille... she sounds like she was happy, loving, smart, sensible and really loved her family. Her advice is very wise and I would have loved to have been at their dinner table.
Loved the scene when he went fishing with his grandpa and dad. I can totally see it take place by the way it's told and just really laughed while hearing about the snake in the boat.
As a divorcee that has kissed my share of frogs, it's refreshing to read something I completely identified with. While wanting to be a part of Lucille's family, I was fully engaged in the self-discovery journey of the author through his several marriages, endless online dating and some pretty funny predicaments.
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