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Marlon Belafonte shares riveting stories from his life that highlight his many work achievements, sports activities, and challenging relationships in The Bus Leaves in an Hour ... Be Under It! Marlon started working at the young age of six and followed various career paths, including real estate, insurance, providing tax shelters, architecture, and operating his own business. He also made efforts to protect the Carnival Cruise Line and spent long hours working at the Miami docks. Strange, otherworldly occurrences followed Marlon everywhere he went, whether he was traveling through Europe and sampling new dishes or partying in Atlanta. Marlon shares many intriguing stories in this memoir, as well as the challenges he experienced from antagonistic family members, a rough divorce, money problems, and other difficulties.
The fascinating events chronicled in The Bus Leaves in an Hour ... Be Under It! made it a most amazing and memorable reading experience, and the author's skillful writing made it even better. Marlon Belafonte's observations of the extraordinary events that occurred during his life create a metaphorical thread that seamlessly links his story from childhood to his retirement. While the constant bullying by his family infuriated me, the mysterious and otherworldly anecdotes left me wide-eyed with excitement and surprise. Despite his daunting hurdles, Marlon turned out to be courageous and considerate. I loved that at age 16 he walked up to a port director everyone in his family was afraid to confront to get a problem resolved. Marlon's memoir is completely immersive and rich with humor, detailed descriptions, and thrilling adventures. I can't wait to read this fun, magical book again.