Not Far From The Tree (Kindle)
Inspired by “seeds of knowledge” implanted in him by his Mother, a single African American Parent, Eric Otis Simmons, went on to accomplish some amazing things in life - despite seemingly impossible odds. In his Memoir, Simmons takes the reader through his genealogical research to discover his roots, to the time when his Mother was assaulted at gunpoint, to when he sold Governor George Corley Wallace’s office an IBM computer system, to walking on and making Auburn University’s basketball team at 5’7”, 147 pounds, to the time he closed a $25 million sale in Hong Kong and more. In between, he masterfully ties together his Mother’s teachings with how he utilized those valuable lessons to go on and achieve academic, athletic, and business success, as a minority, in Corporate America Sales/Sales Management with Fortune 500 employers AT&T, GE, IBM, and MCI.
"If you love inspiration, heartfelt stories, and laughter, this book is right up your alley." Michael McCree (Author – “GameChanger: The Baseball Parent's Ultimate Guide”)