17 Cents and a Dream

My Incredible Journey from the U.S.S.R. to Living the American Dream

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
200 Pages
Reviewed on 05/04/2013
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Reviewed by Tara Fairfield for Readers' Favorite

Daniel Milstein shares the incredible story of his harrowing escape from Russia with his family while just a teenager. With only a suitcase and some change in his pocket he transformed his life from poverty to success. Most of us cannot comprehend the oppression he endured, yet his courage and determination will inspire many. In this book he relates his trials as a young immigrant who believed in the American dream. Facing torment, bullying and discrimination only strengthened his desire for success, and succeed he did! From a one room apartment with only bananas for dinner to building his own successful company, Daniel never forgets the lessons he learned growing up under the mantle of oppression.

"17 Cents and a Dream" is a rags to riches story which will encourage and inspire you! If you ever thought the obstacles in your life could not be overcome, this book will remind you of the power of determination and hard work. Daniel channeled his hardships and disappointments into something positive. He focused on building something, instead of succumbing to despair. Even in the face of fear and humiliation, he persevered, refusing to accept defeat. His journey reminds us all not to settle and not to give up on our dreams. In a society focused on entitlement, Daniel demonstrates the values our country was founded on: hard work, independence, determination; the true American Dream! Don't miss this amazing story!